posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:43 AM
I searched the forums for a discussion on this topic But couldn't find any. Please move to the respective discussion if any exist.
As the time draws closer to Dec 21st and with the current world scenario I cannot discount the fact that maybe something catastrophic will happen
around that time. We can either be totally ignorant (nothing is going to happen. We'll all be alive and kicking after Dec. 2012) and be totally taken
by shock and face it or we can be prepared in a small short of way. I am of the latter category.
We have to admit that most of us are working class people with savings to save us and our families during a moment of need. The only problem is that
we are all dependent upon paper currency which ultimately is just paper with a value on it placed upon upon by politics, economy and other factors of
which we have very little control. Say something were to happen during December 2012 like in jessicacaracciolo.wordpress.com...
and there is a
large scale disruption of the world geography. Lets discuss the worst case scenario of worldwide earthquakes and storms leading to disruption of
electricity, telecommunications, internet on an unprecedented scale. The banks will most probably be unoperational and all transactions will be
frozen. Ultimately as "anything that goes up must come down" when normalcy returns and some of us survive what do you think will be the right
valuable material to trade with. I know it is not easy to think about it but please give it some thought and give a constructive view on what will be
the wisest thing to do now before anything has yet started.
A small real incident to help you start thinking because this is very real and possible. In Malaysia there are quite a few Iranian nationals doing
their studies in various fields. I know a few families since the last few years. They had all their life's savings in Iran and had a good life here.
In the last few months due to the Iran vs America problem and sanctions, their currency has lost it's value very significantly and now all their hard
earned "lots of money" has been reduced to "very little. No point in taking out" value. They are clueless as to what to do. Most of them are with
little children. Seeing their plight has prompted me to think about the future and the value of cash as we perceive it.
Ultimately we all are working very hard now to have that work translated to something tangible which can be saved now and utilized in the future when
we need more and are unable to work for it. Somehow I cannot come to trust any currency in the world because of the simple fact that the value of it
is based on factors which I have stated above and on which I have no control. I want to have control on what I have. I welcome suggestions. I was
thinking of converting my savings to gold. Will gold have any value later? What is the use of gold for a man stranded on a remote landstrip with a
bunch of people who do not know his language but who have abundant food.
Apologies for the long write-up and the very bleak scenario.
Please do not dilute the discussion by taking it to the America vs Iran or any other discussion. Thank you.