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[–] GapingAnus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Look, prepping is a fun hobby and I recommend it.

But pretending that we're on the brink of some major cataclysm is a trick used to keep depressed people depressed and dreaming of a future that will never come. It pacifies them and promises that their salvation will come if they'll just wait and hold out while all their enemies will somehow wipe themselves out.

You can't wait for life to magically become better. You have to make it better and the best way to do that is to look at what your enemy doesn't want you to do and discourages you from doing.