All of you who are taking steps "in the face of the coming apocalypse" think that Y2K "was kind of a downer."
I'm frustrated by the media's insistence on portraying those in the preparedness community - those who are trying to mitigate the effects of problems like we regularly see on the news - as societal outliers.
That's why I believe it is critical that the preparedness community needs to be out doing more - getting involved in local civic and charitable activities, school boards and city councils, houses of worship and youth programs. We need to be out setting an example not only of preparedness but good citizenship. We need to be having conversations with people whose political beliefs are different from our own. We need to be doing these things not only to be in a position to encourage others to become more resilient, but because our nation needs a fresh approach to civics and community activism.
Preppers are uniquely qualified to be a part of that much needed discussion. We identify potential problems and address them. We do our own research. We are willing to learn new skills and ideas. We want to be an asset to our communities.
But for a number of reasons, we shy away. We shy away because we don't believe we can actually make a difference.
Look around your community this evening and ask yourself, "How is this working out for me? Should I be doing more in the community? How can I be of help?"
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