The uncomfortable bit about change of the scale that ‘The Great Reset’ will be, is that all of the things we take for granted are going to stop, at some point, at least temporarily.
Locking yourself away in a cold-war era bunker with a year’s supply of everything, your own power and water because you can financially afford to do so, might be taking it a bit far.
The best way to get your head around this is to think about or list ALL the things that you actually need to be able to bring into your home, or that automatically come into your home each and every day, and then consider how you would feel if any one or all of them were to suddenly stop.
Let’s just have a quick run through of the things we need, that come or are brought into our homes in this way, each and every day. Let’s start with the immediate essentials:
- Food (BIG HINT – this isn’t takeaways, or anything pre-prepared by anyone else. It’s the basics – it’s what we actually need)
Then the things that we might use each day, that are important, but would not always be essential during a crisis:
- Solid Fuel (Wood, Coal etc)
- Transport to obtain or access essentials
Then the things that help to make life easier, or improve quality of life:
- Phones & PCs
- Internet & Broadband
- Transport for other purposes
- Essential Clothing items
The things we don’t actually need, but want:
Okay, so if you’ve read this far, you probably already know and understand that its never a good idea to criticise taste or appearance.
The point is that beyond all of the above – which really is a sliding scale down from absolute essentials to stuff that should provide us with a happy life, to the rest that makes it a good life, there is a colossal section filled up by things can be very different, but which each and every one of us like or want.
NONE OF US need these things. Things like takeaways, £subscription TV streaming services, trips to coffee shops, the latest phone are all things that we want. They are things WE do not need.
You will know what yours are, once you look beyond the lists above.
Once you recognise what you really need if everything stops, then you can begin to plan ahead and insulate yourself against the risks from what lies ahead.
At best, by doing so, you will make a very difficult time much easier to bear and potentially even help your community or help others.
At worst, you may be able to stay away from social problems and civil unrest, if the worst should happen and frustration boils over into anger when no help comes, and others haven’t done anything to prepare.