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Why do you think it is so crazy? *EDIT*

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To prepare & have a plan for "the end of the world as we know it"... 

**EDIT**

By "the end of the world as we know it", I do not mean the world imploding destroying every life on the planet, nor do I mean the human race being wiped out in out one big sweep.  Obviously no one would ever prepare for that because there would be no point.  

Obviously the people preparing are preparing for things they know they can survive if properly prepared.  

Things such as weather related disasters, a great depression or total economic collapse, mabye even just poverty, martial law, a war, an emp, whatever.   Whatever the person "preparing" feels would end their world as they know it-not totally end their world, just end it as they know it, change it permanently in a diasterous way a way so different it ended their world and a totally different world began.  

So, that is mostly directed to anyone who has commented or is planning on commenting by saying something like, "Its crazy because there is no point, if the world ends it ends."....Well, no that scenario is entirely different, your are thinking of the end of the world as in BAM-GONE, im  referencing the world as we know it ending...Two completely different things.

Preparing doesn't mean im afraid, or paranoid, or crazy, or not living in the present, or that I must be sacrificing time with my family.

I lead a painfully normal life, getting my family to be self sufficient and able to rely only on ourselves to have our needs met in the very small chance that anything epic-ly horrible would happen truly is not a time suck at all.  Im sure many of you spend more time in the salon than it would take to become self reliant.  

& No, im not referencing that television show Doomsday Preppers- those are extremists and as far as normal prepping goes for the average american, they are not even in the realm of reality and this is why they have their own television show.  They are not an accurate depiction of someone who wants to be prepared.

My philosophy:  "Like a condom I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it."

or the other popular, "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

or if you prefer a little Ben Franklin: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

and the ever so common, "Better safe than sorry"

So I just wanted to edit that in and offer up my input...I was not very methodical about my responses to people, im sorry.  I got busy and threw in responses at random and then I got back to it, and I just...I messed it all up. lol.  

by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Replies (41-50):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
I don't think it's crazy but my feeling are there is too much paranoia. I mean if it happens there is nothing we can do to stop it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
How do you know its really going to happen? Why stress and prepare for something that might not happen al all?
Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The End, as in biblical apocalypse?  Well, in such a case then I really do think preparing is futile...If people are just going to vanish and others are left behind and Satan is ravishing the planet, then ya...Getting right with God is about all the prep one could do.  lol.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Well you're in for a rude awakening when the end does come... just sayin'.

Quoting Matriarch87:

I dont know if you mean post apocolyptic literally or not.  I do not think an apocalypse will happen...Honestly im more likely to believe the economy will crash and there will be terrible depression, maybe an emp, some terrible weather.  Who knows, but I do not think any religious predictions will occur.  IF anything were to happen i believe it would be a terrible depression and/or total economic collapse.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you really want to live in a post apocolypitc world? I don't.



Quoting Matriarch87:

Wanting to live does not mean you are afraid to die, what an absurd assumption.  Especially coming from a Christian.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

Quoting Matriarch87:


Why do you think in the event of catastrophic disaster everyone should give up any will to survive?  That is what I take from your "when its over it is over" statement.  If that isn't what you mean, please elaborate...I have never understood the lay down and day mentality...To prepare for surviving the worst and being there to rebuild- to live.  

Quoting beerabitch69:

When it's over it's over. What is there to prepare for?






Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I dont know if anything will happen...Im not stressed, shoot im like the least stressed person ever im a totally relaxed laid back person.  

Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know its really going to happen? Why stress and prepare for something that might not happen al all?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM
Exactly. That's all the preparing everyone needs to be doing instead of trying to find ways to stock up on foods and other things because none of that will matter if you're saved by the blood of Jesus...

Quoting Matriarch87:

The End, as in biblical apocalypse?  Well, in such a case then I really do think preparing is futile...If people are just going to vanish and others are left behind and Satan is ravishing the planet, then ya...Getting right with God is about all the prep one could do.  lol.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Well you're in for a rude awakening when the end does come... just sayin'.



Quoting Matriarch87:

I dont know if you mean post apocolyptic literally or not.  I do not think an apocalypse will happen...Honestly im more likely to believe the economy will crash and there will be terrible depression, maybe an emp, some terrible weather.  Who knows, but I do not think any religious predictions will occur.  IF anything were to happen i believe it would be a terrible depression and/or total economic collapse.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you really want to live in a post apocolypitc world? I don't.





Quoting Matriarch87:

Wanting to live does not mean you are afraid to die, what an absurd assumption.  Especially coming from a Christian.  

Quoting jillbailey26:

Because not everyone is afraid to die.

Quoting Matriarch87:


Why do you think in the event of catastrophic disaster everyone should give up any will to survive?  That is what I take from your "when its over it is over" statement.  If that isn't what you mean, please elaborate...I have never understood the lay down and day mentality...To prepare for surviving the worst and being there to rebuild- to live.  

Quoting beerabitch69:

When it's over it's over. What is there to prepare for?






pampire
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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I don't.

Mrs.DebB
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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I don't think it's crazy. Being prepared for the "end times" also makes you prepared for a natural disaster, or some kind of crazy accident. I don't see anything wrong with that. It's like how the Red Cross or whoever put out a web page about preparing for the zombie apocalypse.. Preparedness is preparedness and can be really helpful if anything ever happens (hurricane, tornado, ice storm, etc). I don't think it's a waste of time, nor do I think it really takes people a *lot* of time...
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D.O.E.
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM

change is inevitable. "the end" can also be looked at as "the beginning" for in order to build a new home where an old one stands, the old home must first be destroyed, and torn down. during the the time of destruction, there will be stress and sadness, and it may truly seem like "the end of the world" but in reality, those hardships must be faced in order for things to get better. this is how i choose to perceive the "end of the world" not so much the complete destruction and annihilation of the human race, but a shift in the powers that be and the way the world is governed. i am sure that when the Roman Empire fell, many saw it as "the end of the world" as well.

Quoting Matriarch87:

I dont know if anything will happen...Im not stressed, shoot im like the least stressed person ever im a totally relaxed laid back person.  

Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know its really going to happen? Why stress and prepare for something that might not happen al all?



Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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I think preparing to be self sufficient is a logical goal because we do not know what will happen.  If nothing, fantastical. 

Quoting wkukid:

They are wasting energy preparing for something you can't prepare for. No one knows if or how the world is going to end. 


Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Yes thank you, fantastic perspective.  

Quoting D.O.E.:

change is inevitable. "the end" can also be looked at as "the beginning" for in order to build a new home where an old one stands, the old home must first be destroyed, and torn down. during the the time of destruction, there will be stress and sadness, and it may truly seem like "the end of the world" but in reality, those hardships must be faced in order for things to get better. this is how i choose to perceive the "end of the world" not so much the complete destruction and annihilation of the human race, but a shift in the powers that be and the way the world is governed. i am sure that when the Roman Empire fell, many saw it as "the end of the world" as well.

Quoting Matriarch87:

I dont know if anything will happen...Im not stressed, shoot im like the least stressed person ever im a totally relaxed laid back person.  

Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know its really going to happen? Why stress and prepare for something that might not happen al all?




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