It’s everywhere, lurking, waiting to pounce. It’s a threat to our society and our children. It’s on our doorsteps, wherever that doorstep may be. We heard that one of our guards got fired for selling drugs to the kids in our suburb. I was so disheartened to say the least. Our guards are trained to protect, not harm. My boys have been very friendly to some of the guards they meet. Somedays when I go out to top up the water in my bird baths, they’re chatting to one of the guards at the back fence. Now I just view them with suspicion, was it just the one? Do the other guards know of someone else selling drugs? Were they all in on it?
Drugs destroy lives, everytime and always, no exceptions. All Pete and I can do is teach the boys about the dangers of drugs. But is it enough? I look at our guards, we have so many. We have guards on foot patrol, on bicycles and we have 2 vehicles. Then we have the night time guards as well. We can never get to know all of them, some leave the company and new recruits start working here.
We know of a family who’se child got involved with drugs. They are forever changed. There is no way of getting away from it, no way. It does make me scared. I’m not living in fear, because we talk to our boys all the time about this type of thing, but I’m still scared. Peer pressure is real, no child is immune to it. I wish it wasn’t so.
Our security company is checking out all the guards, I just hope it’s enough, and I hope they do so with regularity. I think of the guard that got fired, he now is without a job, so what will he resort to now for an income? That’s the scary part.
“Leadership is the ability to inspire individuals to act for the common good.”