Which is most important to you – being secure or feeling secure?
Should we spend resources on “real” risk rather than perceived risk?
If you and I don’t feel secure, our behavior will change. We might not open our door when a neighbor knocks. We might choose to skip that new mobile service.
Also, perceived risk influences real risk. Suppose grown-ups stop riding the subway at night due to perceived risk. This might contribute to real risk for those still there.
Being secure is a lot about feeling secure.