Your doing everything you can to help ride out whats coming, that's all you can do... It's all any of us can do.I'm typically pretty darned chill. Not very reactionary. Bad Things with Bad Outcomes have been happening since The Garden of Eden. If I reacted to every single Bad Thing I'd never get anything done.
When necessary, I just tune out of the news cycle for a while and give myself a mental health break.
I happened to be catching up on the news cycle yesterday and caught a veritable cluster of disturbing news stories.
Between the economy and the apparently escalating deterioration of the social contract, all of the sudden, last night, I realized that I am in a chronic state of quietly freaking out.
Flipping off of the news to totally neutral t.v. helped for a little bit.
I woke up in the wee hours with a full blown anxiety attack. This is not like me at all.
I've been laying here trying to get a handle on it for hours.
I've been counting my blessings like sheep, and trying to talk my hamster brain off of the roof by explaining to myself how and why we've done everything possible within our means to be safe and secure.
I love our neighbors and our community.
Our location is awesome.
We have what we need and want.
We are content with our simple, quiet life.
I'm not panicking in any capacity.
I'm simply, palpably,
I hate this feeling!
You are not alone, especially on this forum. That's actually the reason most people come here.Perhaps apprehension and premonition together are more accurate descriptions than anxious.
What is coming, will come.
Worrying never stopped anything.
It's, almost as if it's already here, I just don't see it yet. I know it's here, I just can't see it directly. Whatever the heck it is. =/
Like a tornado touching down in the dead of night.
I feel like a blind person holding a flashlight, if that makes any sense at all.
44; More than 51% of my prepping involves the thinking / viewing subjects.Prepping is for disasters, shortages, riots etc . Prepping for the end times is preparing your soul for judgement day and praying for the Lord to forgive your sins & have mercy on you.
Right on! (yeah, I know that dates me)When I was a kid, we were going to have a full blown nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Not maybe. It was definitely going to happen and politicians and citizens alike were saying so. We had nuclear attack drills where we crouched under our desks, like that would do any good. But can you imagine the effect on a child's mind? After that, nothing I see in the news causes me much concern.
I have heard Chicken Little screaming for 60+ years. Yeah, disaster could always happen. But people predicting it does not make it so. And as the late, great conservative commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. said, "The survivors will not be the lucky ones." I know that runs counter to the zeitgeist of this site, but that's what I believe.
I also saw, and faced, death in the military. Once you've done that, you don't take what is on the news so seriously.
Film, You said it Lima Charlie - Loud and Clear.you, me, and many millions of others. There is just zero national leadership helping anyone know what they should be doing, so - we find ourselves here digging for informaation and support.
If you must watch the thing, consider that everything there is either blatant lies, lies of omission, or spin.Turn off the TV
Nothing you can do about what you don't control.Between the economy and the apparently escalating deterioration of the social contract, all of the sudden, last night, I realized that I am in a chronic state of quietly freaking out.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.
Fear of death. I'm much closer to the end than I am to the beginning. And that's okay.I recently experienced similiar (called "Todesangst").... is that you, me and others on Forum are older and can see the time line on one's chart.
Prepare. You can be in the world, but you don't need to be of it.Simply put things are not right in the country and are continuing to go bad at an alarming rate. We would be fools not to see that and be concerned about it. All we can do is prepare for it so that we can take care of ourselves and our families.
I remember and I was a child. We decided rather than dig a bomb shelter we'd use the basement. Our day-to-day life didn't change much at all and my child-mind was unaffected. The Cuban Missile Crisis was pretty scary though.We had nuclear attack drills where we crouched under our desks, like that would do any good. But can you imagine the effect on a child's mind?