If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a little scarce lately. This is primarily due to some burnout on my end, though family life has been busy and I’ve been talking with some folks about a new job. But burnout is definitely the biggest issue.
I’m sick of the news, the economic issues, and the fact that nobody in any sort of power position is at all inclined to do anything about it.
At this point I don’t see any reason to think that we’ll be coming out of this in any reasonable condition. So at this point, my efforts and thoughts have transitioned towards some hard core prepping, education of others, and putting contingency plans in place.
I don’t mean to say that we’re doomed, and the zombie apocalypse is on its way. It’s not going to be ‘The Road’ or anything like that. But it’s going to be a significant problem for all of us in some way, and it could be a complete disaster for some of us.
Like I said a minute ago, there’s nobody that’s going to do what’s required to fix this, so we’re going to be forced to do it the hard way. But we’ll be back out of it the other side in some way. It’s incumbent upon us as people who have foresight to what’s coming to place ourselves in a position to influence things.
This means that we must first prepare ourselves and our immediate families, and then help our neighbors and our immediate community get ready. This means educating those neighbors in a way that is not alarmist, and that comes across as rational and normal.
It means avoiding any sort of hoarder or nutcase stigma. And honestly, it requires that we approach things with a gentle touch that we may otherwise not be inclined to do.
It means driving things and influencing things locally, where we can actually make a difference. No matter what happens nationally, we will always be able to influence and to an extent control things that happen locally. And that’s where restoration will begin.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a few more thoughts and some details on what I’m going to do moving forward…