Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Who’s right

Go through the webs, search terms of Prepper, off-grid, minimalist, tiny home (or) tinyhome, etc. You’ll run the gauntlet of doom and gloom, hit so many ‘do it this way or you’re gonna die’ memes, and so many collapse scenarios, a decent author could write a series of fictions and make bank.

But Who’s right?

Fact is, no one knows. Using history as a precedent, any of them could be, except the extinction level die-off ones (unless that sweet meteor of death visits) (humans are too damned resilient for an extinction level die-off without it being something that radically alters the environment.)

And I have to be honest here; after 11 years of reading them and seeing things only get better while the doomers keep harping on the same things that were harped on 100, 200 years ago,,,

Nah, I’ll keep prepping for what I think is worst case, but I am not going to let the multiple and endless warnings to direct my life anymore. I’m not getting any younger and by the time shit does go tits up, I probably won’t care anymore. And to hell with doing so as a broke dog, I want to enjoy the rest of my life, not spend it fretting about the “what ifs”. Plan for what you can and relax and enjoy the decline/collapse/implosion.

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4 responses

  1. Spud

    Hell, that’s the way I’ve always looked at the world. Enjoy life , but don’t let anything blind side ya , if you possibly can prevent it.
    To not prepare for SHTF is the easy route. Being an optomistic Ollie is easy…

    Yet far too many doomers make it their lifestyle, to the exclusion of enjoying the ride along the journey.
    Adventure has been my life, never settling on any one thing for the long term. Yet does come a time when the body starts declining. I can accept that too.

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    August 10, 2019 at 3:16 am

    • “Could it be they fear the pain in death, or could it be they fear the joy in life ” a line from a really dark song I know. Yes, optimism is easy, so is doom n gloom. Harder is the balance of the two and trying to keep either from distorting the other. Far too easy to fall into that scarcity mentality that makes everything into a competition; winner take all, loser gets deep sixed type situatuon. There may be a day when that is the way the wind blows, but it aint here now.
      I’m going kayaking today and watch the beavers teach their littles how to haul wood

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      August 10, 2019 at 7:46 am

  2. wonderdawg

    I’ve reached the age that very likely, I won’t be around for TEOWAWKI to happen and if Trump gets 4 more years doubt we’ll see much of SHTF for awhile. I’ve begun using lots of food stuff had vacuum sealed. Have 5-6 years that are well pass use by dates.
    Fact is, considering selling off everything and becoming a gypsy in an RV.

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    August 10, 2019 at 11:10 am

    • LOL if I could get the passive income thing flowing faster, I’d be right there with you. Wouldn’t have to put up with neighbors, or at least, if I did and got sick of ’em, roll out to the next spot,,,
      Been there once, but didn’t have the passive and it made for some tough times.

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      August 10, 2019 at 11:59 am

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