So, has anyone ever mentioned to you that as they got on an elevator, the person already riding gave them the heebie-jeebies? But they got on anyway. What?
If your gut tells you something isn’t right, then you need to rethink your circumstances. The whole “hair standing up on the back of your neck” thing exists for a reason. It’s your nervous system saying, “Danger, Will Robinson, danger.” (If you weren’t alive during the mid to late 60s, you may not get this reference.)
So why do we refuse to trust our gut? It’s simple: People are socialized away from doing so. When we mention that something gives us a bad feeling, people often say, “Oh don’t be silly…”
This steering away from our feelings starts when we are young. Children have a keen barometer, but early on they are encouraged to look away from their natural inclinations. Before you know it, they are stepping on that elevator.
So next time you just don’t feel right about something, trust your gut. Even if nothing comes of it, why take the risk?
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)