Even before he lost everything he owned Tom was having a rotten year. His friends and family called him a nut and a conspiracy theorist for years. He’d gotten used to that. In fact it never really bothered him. He began to identify with it. He saw himself as someone who was outside the system. Who saw the writing on the wall. Who knew what was “really going on”
The world could not continue like this forever he knew. Governments creating pieces of paper and telling the world that they were valuable. Deplorable. Global debt had increased from $80 trillion to $210 TRILLION in just nine years!! “Just to put it in perspective” he used to say “if there was such a thing as thousand dollar bills, and you stacked them up to equal the global debt. Not laid end to end mind you or anything like that, but stacked them up, they would be well over 14,000 miles high. Fourteen Thousand Miles of DEBT. Here’s another way to look at it. Every single human on the planet’s share of the debt is over $30,000, all 7 billion of them! Every infant, every elderly person, every dirt poor soul on the planet, everyone!” Obviously he was pretty clever with a calculator.
But that was not the only thing that worried Tom. Civil liberties being trampled on for years used to drive him crazy. The media spinning the public like a bunch of cows heading to the slaughter, with the help of a nanny state government. The fragility of the whole system.
Food production! That was another of his pet peeves. Unhealthy food mass marketed to the public and delivered via an extremely fragile distribution system. “Now that is a problem!” he said about a million times. “What are you going to do when the shelves are empty?” He would say and he used to send videos about empty store shelves to his friends and family.
“This can’t end well” he would tell us and anyone who would listen. But most people didn’t really want to hear it, or if they listened at all they were just humoring him really.
“Buy gold” he said, “That’s what you should do. Move to another country, or open a foreign bank account. Stockpile some food maybe”
That’s the kind of thing he had been saying for years.
Well when the system collapsed back in February of 2012, faster than even he could have imagined, he felt elated. For about 10 minutes. Then he just felt sick to his stomach. The justification and self-righteousness of being “right” paled in comparison to the knowledge that Tom hadn’t actually done anything to prepare himself!
“See that’s what I’ve been telling you” he wanted to say, but he couldn’t bring himself to. He was too worried about the fact all his savings were gone. The bank was gone, so there was no one to chase for the money. The government was bankrupt so no luck there. Just gone. Everything. Over time he lost his job, and house.
He got by. He had to learn resilience on the fly. And there were some really rough times but the world did not end. Losing the possessions sucked, the upheaval of the family and all the new grey hair really sucked. But the worst part was that he knew. HE KNEW! But yet he did nothing. How could he have been so stupid. He constantly beat himself up about it. The feeling in the pit of his stomach never went away. Regret is an unpleasant companion.
So, if you have looked into the future, and have an uneasy feeling about what is coming DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. Don’t be like Tom!!! DO something.
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