This in depth article “No, You Can Not Come To My House” is some tough love encouraging people to be prepared, self sufficient and responsible instead of solely depending on others. How many friends, co workers or even neighbors have made the off handed remark “I am coming to your house if there is an emergency or natural disaster” ?
A great friend will tell you bluntly “no, you can not come to my house” but I will help you learn how to create water and food storage for your own family. Teaching a person to be prepared is the greatest gift you can share.
A person’s first responsibility is to take care of their own:
Being prepared with water and food storage for over 6 months of supplies for a family of 4 people is a huge financial and labor intensive undertaking.
The purpose of this article is to make you realize that it is better to be as self-sufficient as it is possible in today’s world.
“No, You Can’t Come to My House” basically talks about how people expect that in times of a crisis like a natural disasters, civil unrest, economic collapse or pandemic sickness that their friends or coworkers consider other people homes their backup plan.
The only people you are responsible for are you immediate family (spouse and kids) and you should not let your friends become a burden on you when it is their fault that they didn’t prepare in advance for such a crisis when you did. Now this line of argument does seem harsh but once you read the article you realize that this is in fact very true and it is only now that someone had the guts to actually talk about it
Do you remember Aesop’s Fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” -The fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused. The situation sums up moral lessons about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future. The fable concerns a grasshopper that has spent the summer singing while the ant worked to store up food for winter. When that season arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger and begs the ant for food. However, the ant rebukes its idleness and tells it to dance the winter away now.
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