Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Being A Part Of What's Right With The World
I have an acquaintance that worries about me a great deal. I'm not preparing for doomsday. I don't have emergency food and water stockpiled. I haven't begun to squirrel away rifles and ammunition. I haven't turned my yard into a garden so I can grow my own food. A lot of people are doing this, convinced that there's either an environmental crisis coming, a government take-over, or anarchy, or dogs and cats living together in peace and harmony . . . alien invasion? Rise of the machines? I don't know . . . use your imagination. When the end comes, I'm going to be one of those people totally unprepared to survive in that Terminator/Mad Max world that's looming just over the horizon.
So be it. I'm fine with that. To be honest, I don't believe it's going to happen in my lifetime. Since the beginning of time, there have been those that believe the end is near. I just don't buy it.
I view the world in a very different way from doomsday preppers. I don't see the world as a lost cause, and it's time to begin preparing for what comes next. There's a lot of good in the world if you take the time to look for it. I'd rather be a person that's working to make the world a better place than somebody that is preparing for the end of times.
Because to be perfectly honest--the post-apocalyptic world is not a world I want to live in. My Wi-Fi went out for four hours over the weekend, and I felt like we were back in the Dark Ages. I'd never make it.
Todd E. Creason is an author and novelist whose work includes the award-winning non-fiction historical series Famous American Freemasons and the novels One Last Shot (2011) and A Shot After Midnight (2012). He's currently working on the third novel Shot to Hell which will be released in Spring 2014.