Do You Have Prepper’s Resolution for the New Year?

I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions.

I’m not interested in specific resolutions. I’m interested in a resolved mindset for survival.

Those who don’t have the resolution preppers have for survival are in denial about the need to be prepared. Chances are you’ve tried talking with family and friends about prepping. But they want nothing to do with it. They think you’re being too extreme or are just plain crazy.

Why do they behave like that? No amount of convincing seems to work. Reason and logic don’t get through.. You discover it’s just not possible to communicate with some people.

The video below has some answers. It features several psychologists who explain why so many are in denial about the truth of what really happened in 2001 on 9/11. That may seem irrelevant to prepping, but the principles the psychologists share cover much more than that jarring event.

In a nutshell, it’s difficult for people to believe something that goes against their belief system and values. It makes them insecure and fearful. They might even become angry when faced with the truth. Maybe they feel like they’re being attacked.

Perhaps you can relate to that. Did it take you a while to come around to the need for prepping?

What if you’re still in the midst of turmoil about prepping? What should you do:? How much should you do? And when should you do it?

You’re aware there are a lot of terrible things happening right now, and things look bleaker all the time.

The economy’s in shambles, and we’re in an undeclared depression. Our country is fighting several undeclared wars with more on the horizon. The government’s aggressively stealing more of our freedoms every day.

Fukushima is still spewing tremendous amounts of radiation. It’s making people sick and even killing them, but it’s being covered up.

And what about the aftermath of the BP oil spew in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010? Illnesses and injuries have been denied and covered up there, too.

Some predicted 2012 would bring about the end of the world. It didn’t happen, but for some it would be a relief if it did come to pass. Talk about the ultimate escape.

Yet the real challenge is this. What if the world doesn’t end? What if life goes on and we die the death of a thousand cuts?

Then we’re left to cope with things as they are. That can be downright depressing and fearful, even traumatic.

But why is fear perceived as negative?

Fear keeps us from doing foolish things. It can be a strong motivator to do wise things. After all, doesn’t the squirrel gather nuts because he’s afraid of starving during the winter?

The main thing is that you and I face the truth and not go into denial about the unfriendly world we live in these days. That takes courage.

Courage has been defined as fear faced withresolution. So acknowledge your fear and keep moving forward.

The analysis in the 15 minute video below will help you understand why family and friends can’t come to grips with the need for prepping. Or it may help you work through your own confusion.

Are you ready to adopt prepper’s resolution? Do you have it now?

 

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.