Denial….. I wonder why so many are in denial that “it can’t happen to me”, or “there will be someone there to save me” and just the oblivious nature that being prepared is too much trouble or a waste of time and money.
Being prepared, being ready to take on anything that comes your way. Not just for a catastrophe, but for life in general.
Preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best. Thinking and preparing for the future instead of just for today, saving for a rainy day, building and working in your community and making trustworthy relationships. Listening and paying attention to your surroundings and the people around you. Learning new skills and nurturing the old.
“It was like we had known all along that the sky was going to fall and then it fell and we pretended to be surprised.” EH
Being prepared is more than the goods you store, the bags you have ready, or the plans in place. Being prepared, is being aware.