The people are the problem or the solution

People like to euphemistically refer to certain places as dangerous or safe as if there is something about the streets or the buildings that make a place dangerous or safe. Top tip: streets or buildings never hurt anyone. People do.

The truth is that when people say that a place is dangerous they mean that the people that are there are dangerous. Same when people say a place is safe. They mean that the people that are there are unlikely to attack you.

By blaming or crediting places for evil or good instead of people results in lack of accountability and for that reason things tend to perpetuate. It is extremely uncomfortable though for us to be honest when the facts reveal that the problem is ourselves.

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