reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
Well, first off, talking to someone with severe anxiety about the world ending would be a very bad thing to do, regardless of whether you think it's
important or not. It's not something that's happening right now, and therefore there's no need to add to their already existing worries.
A lot of people don't think about these things, even without mental health issues, because it gives them a headache as it is. If you're prepared, good
for you, but how do you know your preparation is enough anyway? How do you know you've prepared in the right way? What if it's not just society
collapsing but an asteroid? Or a virus that we can do nothing about? You can never prepare enough for every eventuality.
Me, I don't bother. I'm type I diabetic. Have been since I was 9 years old. I'm probably gonna die young from a complaint related to my condition
anyway - kidneys, heart, eyes, nerves, blood vessels, amputation. I have all of this to look forward to. Worse, I'm doing a medical degree. So I'm
aware of every single thing that could happen to me to kill me off. In a SHTF situation I'd die anyway. I'd run out of medication. Simple as that
really. And I can't wean myself off it at all because I have no imbalances or anything like that. My body doesn't work right. I need stuff to fix it.
Without that stuff, I'd last a while, but I'd keel over eventually. And I've been through ketoacidosis once. I'd rather avoid it for the rest of my
life, if at all possible.
When you live with things like this, you learn to live with the issues that come with them. The people you refer to will probably be a lot stronger
than you could ever credit them for. Humanity has a strange way of fixing things in a life or death situation. If not, then, not to be callous, but
like me, and like most of the people in this world, they won't make it. But everyone's gonna die in the end regardless.
I get by on a day to day basis, I pride myself on not planning ahead, and I find it makes my life a lot easier. It's actually kinda nice to be aware
of your own mortality. Me and my boyfriend occasionally what if stuff like this and whereas he's all "we'll get you this, we'll get you that", I'm
just like "meh, I'll die." It's not that big a deal at the end of the day.
edit on 27/8/2012 by Ayana because: (no reason given)