you ever fear for your safety? A lot of your critics are very insane. They're absolutely insane. They've made good on threats to murder other people who do and say similar things as you've said and done, especially when it comes to your critiques of religion and things like that. I mean, do you ever sit back and go? This person's looking at me, And while I'm eating outside, what does that mean?
It's been a long time since I've eaten outside. I'm in covid land here. So it's been seven months since I can remember having had the privilege of eating in a restaurant. You know, I don't have a fear is, is virtually never my state of mind around that. I mean, no more than I need to feel fear, two, buckle, my seatbelt, when I get into a car, right? It's like I obviously I wear a seatbelt because I'm aware of all the bad things that can happen to you when your car. Sides with some other large object but fear is not the state of mind that leads to Prudence there. But I, you know, I am very prudent with respect to my own security and my family's security. And, you know, I don't know how much you you're aware of. You know, what I've said on this topic but I've written and spoken a lot on, you know, self-defense and martial arts and firearms. And although I've gone down that particular rabbit hole, and did it a long time ago. You know, I take my personal security. You seriously, but that's the mental state associated with that isn't fear. It's, I mean, if anything it's fun, right? Um, it's kind of a guilty pleasure. I mean, once you decide you want to be the sort of person who knows how to defend himself and, you know, knows how to work with firearms and all that. Like, then it just becomes, you know, fun to do is like a high-stakes video game to, you know, train and Brazilian, jiu-jitsu or to train with firearms, and it's just like that part's fun. But most of security is information security and being hard to Mind and not and when you advertise where you are going to be to always have Professional Security. And so I've just decided that all comes with the territory and so it's not ownerís anymore. It's just a lot of boxes that I check intelligently at this point because it has you say, you know, some people are crazy and some people are ideological and I seem to have attracted both forms of of antagonist and it's definitely not a perk of the job. It's, there's a significant hassle Factor associated with it, but at this point is all just sort of priced into my my My routine
With So Many Critics, Does Sam Harris Ever Fear for His Safety?