Awareness is not necessarily something you consciously think about; it is merely a state of mind. Awareness is noticing things around you as you move through life and consciously or subconsciously evaluating them as to whether or not they are possible dangers. For example, everyone has used a public restroom in such places as in airports, at concerts, or at sporting events. Being public facilities, it means all levels of society may be using them; some people may be rich, some poor, some homeless, some law abiding, or some may be criminals. When you enter a public restroom, you are faced with a choice; for males, it is which urinal to use.
Let us say as you are the first to enter a public restroom during the intermission of a movie, knowing that a crowd of guys will soon be coming in behind you. As you enter, you notice that:
- There are six empty urinals in a row along a wall.
- There are sinks with mirrors behind the first two urinals.
- There are stalls behind the last three urinals.
- The last urinal is next to the back wall.
From a safety standpoint, which urinal would you choose to use? Let us analyze the situation.
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