One of the benefits of being an advocate in preparedness is that people call me when they are worried about their safety. It gives me a front row seat into how Americans think about perils and preparedness.
Over the last month, we've had a number of problems here in the United States, including:
Meanwhile, over at my YouTube channel (to which I hope you have subscribed), we've been talking about the specter of civil war in America. It's odd typing those words - civil war in America - and uncomfortable to discuss in the videos. Yet when you consider the analysis from New Yorker magazine on the subject, it's clear the discussion is no longer limited to those who regularly talk in dystopic tones.
I visited with a friend last weekend about what we are seeing. She mentioned that she felt like she had become better prepared as a result of our ongoing conversations. But to prove to her that her motivation for becoming more resilient wasn't necessarily a function of me, I texted her the following:
Forget everything I've ever told you. Forget that you ever met me. Just think about what you have seen in the news over the last 24 months and tell me we aren't in store for some sort of societal reset.
It's avoidable - if we have the courage to pull ourselves back from the cliff. But the media insists that we get on the bullet train to chaos.
Do you believe we are in store for a societal reset?
I have friends on both ends of the political spectrum who believe such a reset - however you choose to describe what that means and looks like - is a distinct possibility.
At this point in this post, I could go a number of directions in the discussion:
While all of these are interesting discussion topics, for now I am content leaving you with the original question: Do you think we are heading towards some sort of societal reset?
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