There are two ways to sleep well at night ... be ignorant or be prepared.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Lessons Learned Anew from Tragedies in the Pacific

Our prayers are with the people suffering in the Phillipines, American Samoa, and Indonesia after a rapid-fire succession of generational-level natural catastrophes this week.

Earthquakes, landslides, a tsunami, tropical-storm flooding, now a super typhoon ...

The survivors of any one of these devastating crises would have a hard time getting the relief and aid they need today given the global economy. But with the multiplying widespread need for help in that region and desperate demands far outstripping available resources--things are going to be getting a lot worse in each of those locales before they take a turn for the better.

The lesson to be taken to heart once again is that you CANNOT count on authorities, governments, relief agencies, or even your neighbors to be there to rescue you in your time of unexpected calamity.

It's not always a fail-safe solution, but it is the best personal strategy in a world growing increasingly unpredictable ... that is, being prepared. Having supplies, resources, plans, abilities, and the mindset to survive the worst-case eventualities in life.

Our forefathers understood the importance of prudent planning and saving for long winters and rainy days. Today, in spite of government agencies bloated beyond all historical recognition and tax burdens growing exponentially, there IS NO universal rescue force; or for that matter, no Justice League of America ready to sweep in and put all the pieces back together again.

Self-reliance and preparedness make up the best possible fallback position for someone suffering a direct-hit from a natural or man-made disaster.

Get it done.
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