Psychology of Preparedness

Ever been called crazy for having a preparedness mindset?  Ever questioned yourself if that drive to store up a few more cans of food might be just a little too much?  A friend of mine, who is a trauma counselor, decided to start writing a bit about the psychology of preparedness.

After hearing him talk a bit about generalized difficulties he sees on a daily basis, our discussions went into what you will start to see in his posts.  To be mentally stable, you must have some security, some anchor in your life.  He starts here by establishing some of the basic needs we have for mental stability.  I’d recommend giving it a read, then keep your eyes open for the rest of the series, should prove very useful in helping yourself understand your basic reasons for preparedness, and why maybe others you know might not feel the same.

With an economy just starting a free-fall, rights being repealed left and right, job losses, and more, you need to make sure that you are prepared both physically, as well as mentally for what may come.

5 Replies to “Psychology of Preparedness”

  1. I’m an outcast whenever I bring the subject up. It seems the average American, today, is totally oblivious to the dangers facing our country.

    Al Qaeda has nukes (read Paul Williams’ “The Day of Islam”) and will likely use them against us within a year. Our way-of-life may disappear soon. It’s time to get prepared in a *very* serious manner!

  2. I’m an outcast whenever I bring the subject up. It seems the average American, today, is totally oblivious to the dangers facing our country.

    Al Qaeda has nukes (read Paul Williams’ “The Day of Islam”) and will likely use them against us within a year. Our way-of-life may disappear soon. It’s time to get prepared in a *very* serious manner!

  3. I have a friend going thru a divorce and the spouse is using his preparedness mindset as the reason for the divorce.
    He has been thru a court ordered psychological exam and it was unfavorable to people who prepare.
    This is going to weight against him in the divorce hearing.
    Any of you know how to defend yourself against this type of attack?
    My Red Cross/FEMA work encourages us to be prepared for up to two weeks, but I know folks prepared for extended periods of time.
    Preparing is a life choice not a mental problem…
    Hope you can help.

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