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(06-09-2019, 01:06 PM)DRUMZ Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 12:55 PM)Apache54 Wrote: I have known for many years something is close to coming, close meaning that it may or may not be in my life time, I have never lived in fear of it coming, but I am a survival type person and so i have been prepared and maybe that will save me and maybe nothing can save me. so i live my life pretty normal by MY standards and when doing things I take in account many things most would not do, but it does not stop me from doing and enjoying almost anything i wish to do.

Yeah, Yours is perhaps the best way to look at it and quite similar to how I feel.
I guess that if I were to boil it down...
I don't worry about shit hitting the fan so much for myself as I do my kids.
Like what would I do if I were to assemble most of my family, but my daughter was stuck in down town Detroit?
How could I leave my other kids to go rescue her?
That kind of shit....

I do have those thoughts and have struggled with them as much as i can, game plans etc. etc. but at the same time there just is not a way to save all of them and so that is my biggest dilemma.
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(06-09-2019, 11:15 AM)DRUMZ Wrote: Not so long ago, most people in the West thought the world would end on Judgement Day after the dead rose from their graves and joined Jesus on a journey into heaven. Now, of course, that seems unlikely because we are absolutely sure doomsday will come when climate change melts the ice caps and rising seas swallow our civilisation.

Many predictions of the futures have one common theme: we’re doomed and human civilisation is going to end any day now. You might think that removing religion from society would stop us worrying about some disaster destroying our species. Yet modern secular society is as riven with millenarian fears about the end of the world as the religious societies our ancestors lived in, with science offering us a whole new set of plausible-sounding doomsday scenarios to worry about. And we’re not about to shake off this dread, because we’re in an era of apocalypse anxiety where people are scared about the end of the world in a more diverse range of ways than ever before.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/07/age-apoca...y-9853553/

Almost becoming some kind of marketing gimmick anymore?
Selling fear....
Guess that it does sell though? Newspapers and clicks on the web if nothing else?
Hell, I was a doom junkie LONG before it became fashionable.
Not so much any more however.
Mainstream takes the thrill out of it perhaps?
But....
Any day now folks...
Or maybe next week?
Well.... Next year at the latest, right???
Scream1

Aaahhh

I have thought about this a bit, and here is an idea that presented itself to me.

Humans are never satisfied, and are stategic planners. I think this is the thing that gave us the evolutionary edge. We looked ahead, and we thought of how we could prep better.
Now, just like our propensity to consume sweets and carbs, it does not always serve us well.
We still have those traits, but the need for it has changed. The search for never ending doom might just be in our makeup, since helped us survive in the past.

I would like us to evolve into a more cooperative species, but it does not at all seem to be the nature of things.
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(06-09-2019, 02:31 PM)PickleSnout Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 11:15 AM)DRUMZ Wrote: Not so long ago, most people in the West thought the world would end on Judgement Day after the dead rose from their graves and joined Jesus on a journey into heaven. Now, of course, that seems unlikely because we are absolutely sure doomsday will come when climate change melts the ice caps and rising seas swallow our civilisation.

Many predictions of the futures have one common theme: we’re doomed and human civilisation is going to end any day now. You might think that removing religion from society would stop us worrying about some disaster destroying our species. Yet modern secular society is as riven with millenarian fears about the end of the world as the religious societies our ancestors lived in, with science offering us a whole new set of plausible-sounding doomsday scenarios to worry about. And we’re not about to shake off this dread, because we’re in an era of apocalypse anxiety where people are scared about the end of the world in a more diverse range of ways than ever before.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/07/age-apoca...y-9853553/

Almost becoming some kind of marketing gimmick anymore?
Selling fear....
Guess that it does sell though? Newspapers and clicks on the web if nothing else?
Hell, I was a doom junkie LONG before it became fashionable.
Not so much any more however.
Mainstream takes the thrill out of it perhaps?
But....
Any day now folks...
Or maybe next week?
Well.... Next year at the latest, right???
Scream1

Aaahhh

I have thought about this a bit, and here is an idea that presented itself to me.

Humans are never satisfied, and are stategic planners. I think this is the thing that gave us the evolutionary edge. We looked ahead, and we thought of how we could prep better.
Now, just like our propensity to consume sweets and carbs, it does not always serve us well.
We still have those traits, but the need for it has changed. The search for never ending doom might just be in our makeup, since helped us survive in the past.

I would like us to evolve into a more cooperative species, but it does not at all seem to be the nature of things.

Yeah... Good insight into something that we always seem to forget.
We keep seeking "knowledge" news and insight and even rumors that may help us to prepare for our survival.
You are right... It MUST be ingrained!
We needed to study the suns movement and the stars positions.
To know when winter is coming, or when it is too early to plant or when the Mammoth herd should be coming thru etc....
We had to learn how to recognize when a storm was imminent etc...
We solved problems based on need.
Reminds me of Clan of the Cave Bear... LOL! Ever read that book or series?

Also, yeah by the looks of things...
We appear to be DE-volving, NOT evolving.
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Peace be with you!
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