What If The Doomsday Preppers Are Right?
Think about your daily routine, and just how ridiculous it is. Get out of a BED. Put on some CLOTHES. Take a SHOWER, using water flowing magically out of a pipe that disappears into the wall.
Go to a JOB, probably a JOB you’d never choose to do on your own. A JOB that pays you MONEY so you can buy STUFF. Eat a LUNCH. Back to WORK. Drive a CAR from WORK to HOME. Watch a little TV. Go to BED to begin another cycle.
Now compare this routine to that of, say, a tiger. The only thing you have in common is the eating and sleeping part, although the tiger's meal schedule is a bit more unpredictable, and they have to work WAY harder to procure their food.
I don’t have a point or lesson here, other than pointing out the ludicrous nature of our modern lives.
Survival is supposed to be hard. But we’ve made it easy. So easy, that we wouldn’t know how to survive if we were suddenly thrust back into the food chain. So easy that we don’t care the cost (i.e. approaching unlivable levels of pollution).
I’m not saying we should be thinking and prepping for “doomsday,” but with climate change (crisis) looming over our heads, maybe we should?
So perhaps the question you should be asking yourself, and what I’ve started asking myself, is, what would you do if societal order crumbled and you had to survive without modern comforts?
It’s probably not going to happen within the next 30 years, but it might. And that’s enough to at least move it up the priority list a little, right?