Survivalist Diaries facilitates the necessary life coaching a person needs to become ready to face the challenges of our lives and times. We support healthy, commonsense prepping and readiness. We reject unhealthy mindsets (conspiracy theories, lunatic SHTF scenarios, etc.) that conspire against the goal of being prepared.
Friday, August 3, 2018
#Prepping Doesn't Make You Strong
is not about feeling strong.
100% about accepting your weakness against greater forces as a human being and
deciding to at least do something to mitigate the potential threat. Feeling strong against impossible odds is hubris not virtue.
is nothing new to American culture and neither is the marketing toward the Chicken Littles among us.
with any “thing”, there are two sides to prepping.
are those who value being ready for a sudden challenge because it is
responsible living. A wise human accepts that he is fallible and weak, but he endeavors to mitigate those deficits.
there are those who get hyped up on prepping because it makes them feel
stronger. They are the ones who listen to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" 24/7/365.
atomic blasts in the Nevada desert after World War II were seen by a lot of
people as America preparing against a threat.
even went so far as to view a blast very near ground zero because it empowered
them and made them feel less weak.
make no mistake, those people only thought they were prepared.
to them—was doing “something”, so they did nothing and went back to being OK
with becoming victims due to their inaction.
when you prep, you feel better for doing so, but feeling better does not erase
the awareness that stronger forces could come against you.
with lesser intelligence fear feelings of weakness.
not that being OK with weakness makes a person intelligent, but seeing the
playing field accurately requires acceptance of reality.
is intelligent thought.
prepared person may very well still become a victim of, for example, an
earthquake, fire, or flood, but having done something proactively creates a
mindset of “getting through this.”
that you can weather something does not make you strong, but it does make you
resilient is infinitely more important than being strong.
survivor will tell you that.
trick to becoming resilient is to stop watching the world go by and to stop
asking “What happened?”
you prepare? Yes, you should.
you master skills? Yes, you should.
an #SHTF moment like a fire, flood, or earthquake could erase all of your preps
in a heartbeat.
they cannot erase the resilience that you have built up.