Why You Should Always Have a Protective Mindset

Some people are naturally more protective than others, and sometimes the more protective people get a bad rap. They're accused of being too cautious, over protective and fearful of experiences. However, if it weren't for protective people, it's possible there'd be a lot more chaos in the world. Being protective has some redeeming qualities. If you know someone you consider to be too protective, consider these scenarios and maybe you'll grow to appreciate their position a bit more.

1. It Makes You More Responsible

Protective people are also responsible people. For example, a responsible gun owner is also going to own a home gun safe. The gun owner who doesn't lock away his or her firearms is inviting danger. A child could find the gun and mistake it for a toy, or an intruder could take the gun and use it in future crimes. The protective person who is a responsible gun owner foresees these issues before they happen, which is what everyone should do.

2. It Makes You a Better Parent

Naturally, a protective person is going to be a better parent. A protective parent isn't going to allow his or her children to play with the neighbor child when the neighbor child is known to have a cold, because if their child does, then their child is going to get sick, too. This means missed days of school for the child and possibly missed days of work for the mom or dad. A protective parent is a wise parent.

3. It Keeps Your Home Safe

Being protective means a person is also more likely to be protective of their home. If you are protective of your home, your home is less likely to become the target of burglary or vandalism. When your home is protected, so are your assets and family members. If you aren't protective of your home, it's a welcome mat to those who would take advantage of you and your possessions.

4. It Makes You More Careful With Money

A protective person is also going to be mindful of their bank accounts. In order to be protective, you want to have money for an emergency. If an emergency arises and you don't have the funds to get out of it, you're likely to start losing some of your possessions to cover the deficit.

5. It Shows You Value What You Have

Protective people value what they have, whether it was gifted to them or it was earned. They value their spouse, they value their children, they value their home, and they value the society in which they are a member. If you don't value what you've been given or earned, you're less likely to take care of it, and that makes you less protective.

6. It Saves You Money

Perhaps the biggest benefit of being protective after safety is it actually saves you money. If you're protective, naturally, you're a better driver. You want to protect your vehicle, its passengers, and the other people on the road. This results in savings on your insurance premiums. If you're protective of your home, you won't be burglarized. This saves you money on having to replace lost and stolen items.

If you're protective of your children and your family, you're going to save money on physician expenses and hospital bills because everyone is less likely to get hurt. Being protective is a gift that keeps giving, and there are many other aspects of being protective where you can see it saves you financially.

Protective is a mindset that everyone should adopt. Being protective makes the world a bit safer and happier. You can still be carefree and be protective, because protectiveness does not equal being boring. The next time you're tempted to call someone someone for being overprotective of their home or their children, think about what the opposite of that looks like, and maybe you'll find you support them in their decisions a bit more.

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