As you now I’m a very positive person. I believe that most people are honest and decent and that unfortunately due to a set of circumstance that are beyond our control most of them will die. I may seem to be contradictory as I’m doing my bit to help people by providing them information that will help them prepare for an event, yet I am willing to sit by and watch people die during an event. I won’t be happy about it but I’d be unhappier if it was one of mine that was doing the dying.
In reality all I am trying to do is survive longer than most. It is a waiting game. Unless the event is a pandemic or a similar event where people are simply wiped out we will all be competing for very limited resources. Our initial preps are to enable us to survive this waiting game and still be standing when everyone else falls by the wayside. So bearing this in mind why am I helping others to survive as well? Especially people who will compete with me for limited resources and I have stated I am willing to watch them die. On the surface it makes no sense.
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Am doing my bit to help them as I want me and my family to live in a larger society where they can cooperate and interact with others. The more the merrier. This is only when these people are in a position to look after themselves and are unlikely to be a threat.
I would be willing to watch them die is simply the end result of them failing to prepare. We have all read and heard about disasters all over the world, people dying in snowdrifts in the UK and because of these risks and my views I chose to prepare for my family and they listened to the same information and chose to believe the wrong people and not prepare for their family. It would threaten my family if I was to help them from my limited stores but I would help them in other ways if it was at all possible. They simply chose to believe the wrong people. Their fault not mine.
I won’t be happy about them dying but I have already come to terms with it just the same as we all watch these adverts about Africa with kids dying and can simply turn over to another channel, instantly forgetting about it. If necessary I would help them on their way if they decided to try taking over my preps or threatening my family.
So the game goes like this. I will inform who I can safely and if they listen they prepare. I give advice and help others share what knowledge they have via meetings and these sites. I don’t see it being a threat as most of the people are geographically dispersed and would never be a threat to us anyway, the ones that are local I want to make friends with, meet up to share information and aim for cooperation prior to an event. Building a relationship that hopefully will last beyond an event, not necessarily a shared relationship with us sharing resources but at the least a neighbourly one where we can help each other and barter where necessary. The others who have not prepared are unfortunately on their own until I don’t see them being a threat. If they look like they are doing OK then I’ll help them where I can and at the moment that will only be where they are self sufficient in food.
Sometimes I wonder how people can see a threat and simply reject it out of hand when they can see so many signs on the horizon. Our society really has been brought up to believe that someone, anyone will be there to help them. Like all the shows on TV someone, something even, always comes along and saves them. They don’t have to do anything at all. History shows life isn’t like that but history is now what we see on TV and the good guys always win.
All that will change though when they eventually realise that help isn’t coming and the veneer of civilisation built up in our society by complacency will be torn off as they turn on anyone around in a search for food and water. We need to be gone or well hidden while nature takes its course. We will have to harden our hearts if we want to survive and anyone who falters from any group will likely doom that entire group. Bear that in mind with those in your group that you are prepping for but are not fully bought into the mindset. This will always be a high risk area for us. What will the wife, kids do under these circumstances? Think about it, discuss it, face it now and make preps accordingly. Ignoring it usually doesn’t help and there is little point in spending all the time and effort if it is going to be given away by a kind hearted wife.