Why? good question.. why not?
When you consider how much you spend on day to day life and luxuries,doesn't it make sense on going a little extra step to protect them.
Why pay insurance on your house?
Apart from some cases being a legal requirement,it's a matter of speculation.
What would happen if you didn't.. and you had..
A house fire?
Did that ..ermm.. stop-living-thing..
In each case you are preparing for the worst but,of course,hoping for the best.
Only difference in 'survivalism' being that,instead of increased premiums,yours and your family's life and livelihood are at stake.
Now with speculation comes risk assessment.
"It'll never happen to me/us"well..great positive thinking..but not very realistic.
How many people were surprised by
Hurricane Katrina,UK flooding,Oil prices,911,Sub-prime sit.??
All I can say is don't get caught out by A CHANCE of either.
Bird flu mutation.
World war over the Iran situation.
Over-population and food shortages.
Civil disturbance/martial law.
Oooo..don't forget the 'Terrorists'' you can't leave them out..(That one's for you Bushie babe
(and I SO want to add Alien invasion.. but I won't..)
Within each of these scenario's there are numerous 'sub -scenarios' some of which are already hitting headlines.
Yes,of course it's 'news' and it's their job to sensationalise topics to sell papers.. but why are more and more 'it'll never happen' topics
hitting the dailys.. because it just happened?.
I wouldn't hold my breath for an insurance pay-out on any of the above so invest in a bit of knowledge and preparation instead.
Better to look a little silly than to stop doing that 'breathing thing' we all like.
NOTE to certain 'dailys'
We appreciate the coverage of our topics here..even if it is a few days later.
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Keep up(with) the good work.
[edit on 24-6-2008 by AGENT_T]