The Five Stages of Awakening

What does it take to wake up those around us? Is it possible? What happens when it does take place?

The video below presents five stages of awakening. Those stages are parallel to the five stages of grief because we experience death of our old way of thinking. Perhaps you’ll recognize in which stage you’re in. Or maybe you’ll see family or friends going through one of these stages.

I don’t see any hope of a mass awakening. It makes no difference whether we’re talking about prepping, the state of the world or Biblical truths. And I don’t put any stock in the numbers game. You know, tell ten people, then they’ll tell ten people who will each tell ten more, etc., etc., ad nauseum. Frankly, we’re blessed if we reach one person near us who will receive truth.

Along those llines, I heard someone state recently that persuasion happens when someone becomes convinced you’re right.

My thanks to Chet Womach from The Survival Summit for bringing this video to my attention a while back. It’s by Chris Duane of Greatest Truth Never Told. I’m not familiar with him or his site, but I thought what he says is worth passing along. I’d love to know your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment below.



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.