Are Preppers Optimists?

Over the years, I have had this discussion about TEOTWAWKI with many people and someone always tells me I am a pessimist.  Then they go in one of several different directions.

  • One, it will never happen.
  • Two, the government will take care of us.
  • Three, I don’t want to live through it; I would just as soon be dead.
  • I don’t want to think about it.
  • Sometimes all of the above.

As you can see the sheep run from extreme optimism, it can’t happen here or the government will take care of us (remember Katrina).  To extreme pessimism, I don’t want to live through it; to I don’t want to talk about it.

The prepper on the other hand is an optimist and a realist.  One he realizes it can happen, second he understands that his actions can determine his fate.  The prepper hopes for the best, but plans for the worst.  He is the ultimate optimist, he believes that with his training, preps and planning, he can survive almost anything.  He looks to a positive future.

Learn all you can, get your preps in order, keep a positive attitude and follow your beliefs.

Howard

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One Response to Are Preppers Optimists?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Self reliance is a virtue deeply ingrained in American history and culture. While early settlers were deeply religious, they didn’t expect manna from heaven to sustain them or for the Almighty to miraculously protect them from all harm.

    Survival, self reliance and community were societal principles which supported each other. Indeed, being able to contribute to community welfare was deemed an esential duty, inasmuch as it enabled strength through love and unity, in the struggle between good and evil. This simple Puritan concept became diluted when immigrant comunities became the dominant ethnic component of our cities, having come from dependent classes here the peasants, contadini or serfs were entirely dependent upon the charity of a despotic monarchy or tyranical government. I highly recommend “America Alone, the End of the World As We Know it” by Mark Steyn and “After America, Get Ready for Armageddon, by the same author. These and the book “Denial, Historians, Communism and Espionage” by John Earl Haynes explain in startling clarity how we got where we are, and where we are going.

    Today we witness the result of our changing demographics, which influence the society today’s America has become. Self reliant people who value strong local community need to sell this message. I highly recommend

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