posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 10:12 AM
Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it's a TRAIN headed our way!!!
So, get out of the way!
Unfortunately, what may or may not come our way, with the increasingly bad news economically, politically, and globally, is mostly out of our control.
I ALMOST checked out of ATS permanently myself. My NEW attitude is: Hope for the best, expect the worst. I have some relief by acquiring a supply of
food, protection for my family, enough supplies to at least give us time to think and plan should worse come to worser. I've seen first hand the ME
ME ME attitude right here on ATS, especially disheartening from Americans that seemingly want to blame everything else for the current trouble, when
WE as a nation are all fully responsible for its troubles today... IF you want to call yourself an American, you have to take the good with the bad. I
see the "abandon ship" mentality ALREADY from many; these people plan to leave you and I to sink with the ship, and to leave the blame for all of it
on everyone else. It's this attitude that troubles me almost as much as the greed and corruption that seemingly started the ball rolling. If we all
allow ourselves to degrade into a "Every man for himself" posture, then divided we are, and we shall fall.
I consider myself fortunate; at least I am aware of how precariously close to edge of the cliff we all are right now. So many people don't really
know what is going to hit them, and that element of shock is going to paralyze many. That places those in the know with the unique ability to be
helpful to someone else, and the very act of doing so will save your sanity and restore hope. The country can not survive a depression, collapse,
attack, huge disaster, with the mentality that is rampant among us now. In California, we are nearly bankrupt. On another thread here on ATS about the
California conflict, I saw how we have Americans that are poised like witch hunters to burn at the stake those they think are to blame. Given chaos, a
breakdown in the system, some may take to the street to eliminate what they think is the problem, illegal aliens. It's almost funny, but what it
is-IS SAD. Then there are those "AMERICANS" on that thread that are almost gloating that Californians are getting what they deserve if the system
fails here and chaos reigns. The mentality sickened me to the point that I can no longer be a person that adds to the negativity already consuming so
many of us.
You can relieve your depression by preparing yourself. We humans are resilient. We can survive in horrendous circumstances. I find relief in the
thought that maybe, it will all collapse and that it may not be the worst thing. It is a FAILED SYSTEM, I think we are seeing that now. Something has
to change, for we can not continue this way, can we??? So, revel in the idea that if there is a God, we will have to let the structure fall, so
another may be built that can be better. And yes, there is a price to be paid, be ready to pay it in full. Face the difficulty with the attitude that
if it all fails, it is not an end, but a new beginning. Is it going to suck...yes it will. But man, I'm glad to be here, and I'm ready to face
whatever comes our way, and starting today, I'm am doing my best to add something positive, something hopeful, not something bleak and depressing.
Even if it the MOST horrendous were to happen, I've just decided to shed a light for any HUMAN BEING caught in the dark. That, I believe, may be the
the only thing saving me from the darkness of depression...