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Originally posted by Em2013
My family was pretty normal, you know... Drunken abusive father and all that. But even before all of that, I was mentally creating situations in my mind as a "what if?" and ways to overcome these obstacles. I believe I started doing this when I was around 8, and some of it was fighting but most of it was living in the forest at that age. When I was in my mid-teens it really picked up and it was a daily thought process, a way to become stronger and better prepared. At the same time my dad was... well, as previously described so I believe I was more or less channeling my anger somewhere and also finding ways to survive outside that house (which I ended up having to).
Today I don't have much anxiety and I'm pretty mellow. I had stopped thinking about survival situations for a while but in the past 2-years it's been coming on to me more and more, which makes sense because I've been learning a lot about the corruption that exists in this world. Is it normal for me be actively prepared for a lot of different situations or is this mental? Personally I believe that it's a good instinct to have but it's always hard to judge yourself.
Are you the same and what kind of experiences did you have in order to get into this mindset?