Training To Be Independent

I was talking to my grandmother the other day about how much harder life was back during the Great Depression. The only food her mother could afford to buy was potatoes. So, for $0.10, she went to the store to get 10 LBS of potatoes. Then the family ate potatoes all week. Potato soup, potato pancakes, potato ten different ways. They survived.

How, decade after decade, more and more things became automated. For example, there were no such things as dishwashers or disposable diapers. If you had a baby, you had to clean and boil every diaper after it was used.

Every year we are advancing technologically at a faster pace. Daily life gets easier for us. Today, you can have practically anything you want delivered to your doorstep, tomorrow. Tomorrow, you won’t even have to drive your own car.

This is one reason why it’s so important that you train as hard as you possibly can. You need to be ready for anything. Because amidst all of this comfort, there is a risk. The more you are dependent on built-in, automated comforts, the harder it will be to survive when they are taken away.

Now is not the time to get lazy. Now is the time to prepare.

 

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