It doesn't matter where you are in life, your home is your sanctuary from all that is right, or wrong, with the world. When you enter your home, you should feel safe. Content. Happy. Free.
The peace of mind that you get within the confines of your home is due to the things which you have surrounded yourself. You bought that luxurious sofa because you know that your comfort is worth it. You bought that stereo and the music that you play on it to soothe you and make you happy. You watch the shows that you chose because they entertain you. You are even in control of temperature.
Why wouldn't you want to be in control of the safety of your home? Would you be happy with a stove that turned itself on and caught anything in the kitchen on fire? Would you be happy with a hot water heater that boiled all the water then burned itself up? What about a ladder that had one leg longer than the other so it was always tipping over?
We have accepted that doors are dangerous and learned to live with it when we wouldn't allow any of our other home furnishings to pose a deep risk to us. Why do we accept that doors will be dangerous and then hope for the best?
In many cases, we pretend that doors aren't dangerous. We go through life believing that we are safe until one day, we are not safe. Then we believe that our accident is a one off, pure chance, highly unlikely event. Trust me, it is not. Doors have injured more than 10% of us. Some of us very seriously. The force of a slamming door is up to 40 tons per square inch. This is enough force to cause lifelong damage.
Child proof, pet proof, people proof your home. Make your sanctuary the quiet, safe haven that you deserve after a long day's work.
Enjoying the silence,