WHETHER or not “the end is nigh”, to me, prepping is not simply considering what the future may hold or taking stock of signs of a possible worst case scenario and stockpiling a few pieces of gear which may not even be close to enough or ever get used.
Perhaps for you prepping was a remedy to a fear triggered by an uncertain future, perhaps you are driven by doomsday scenarios of the big screen or television, or perhaps you simply like the extension of being prepared for the worst and hoping for the best, outdoor living, extreme camping, survivalism.
Whatever the case may be, it is important to remember to live your life.
Perhaps the end is further away than we think, or it doesn’t come in the form we envisage. If prepping is an interest to you, a source of comfort, a source of community or friendship then make your preparations, build your teams, your communities, but don’t give up on a life that has yet to come to an end.
“Don’t give up on a life that has yet to come to an end… remember to live your life.”
Instead open your eyes, see the changes we can all make. Be kind to one another, don’t foster a false humanity based on tolerance, find true acceptance of difference. We don’t all have to think the same way, don’t have to believe in faith the same way but we do all have to live together, side by side—we are all human. Because if we don’t, in a world as interconnected as the one we have created, in the end we will all fall and no amount of prepping will save us.
If the proverbial second-hand-dinner does hit the fan, be in a mental space to ban together rather than pull apart the threads of society, or at least build new communities that aren’t set on outdoing one another.
At the end of the day, the best preparation will be to avoid a collapse altogether. Fix what we already have now, not by doing what we already do, but by doing something different.
JADP – Just Another Doomsday Prepper.