Hello from Central Texas. Below are MY IDEAS and not truth scratched out in granite!
Yes things are happening as in regards to the Coronavirus here in Texas. Cases in North, Central and South Texas. Is this a world ending event? The question to this is yes if your are selling fear and 20 year supplies of food. The answer is yes if you have gone absolutely crazy with fear. As in the book and movie DUNE, Fear is the mind killer.
I have friends in China, and yes there were some pretty rough times there, but things are returning to normal and people are returning to work. Were there huge economic and medical consequences of the virus? The answer is yes. People there got sick and died and some did not. Yes it is in the general population but less and less as times goes on. Trains and transportation are once again moving as all the car and truck traffic suggests and speaks volumes as to what is happening. Life is slowly returning to normal in China.
Because we live in the Nanny States of America “NSOA” I am not sure how all this will work out. The most at risk here in the US are the old, especially those who have severe medical problems which nursing homes are full of. The young not so much. Smokers especially are at risk. If your immune system is weak or impaired you are at risk for sure. Eating fast food all your life puts you at risk as well as most have no idea of their health quality. This virus normally does not kill the healthy. Again if you are suffering from some severe medical condition you need to keep away from people.
As a 76 year old grumpy grandfather, I am worried as well, and at the moment I am keeping out of crowds and away from people as best as I can. I fully suspect that I and my family will eventually become exposed to this virus. Probably every one on this earth will. But that is not the end of the world.
When it’s all over.
When it’s all over I may not make it through all this. Death is a certainty and a eventuality for all of us. If you first think this way and suppress the fear and prepare, then you can live your life with joy until your final breath. That’s how I try to live. If we go crazy and only think of our self’s then there will only be anarchy and darkness.
IF you have older fathers and mothers and grand parents, now is the time to look out for them. If possible, have them stay home and you take food and supply their needs as we get through this. (Yes decontaminate it first).
It will end and I think by the end of the summer it will all be over with and we will have to count the dead much like the wonderful Chinese people are doing at this very moment. But it will not be TEOTWAWKI “The end of the world as we know it” unless we make it that way. Don’t run into a wall of fear and don’t listen to all those fear merchants. Fear is the mind killer.
We have something headed our way that is even worse than this virus, and that is global cooling which will eventually destroy our ways of growing food. Look at this virus and the coming food growing problems as an opportunity to start living in a different way. Soon we will be looking at a new world as we cast off the shackles of oppression. Become a part of that.
Wishing you health and the best of everything from my little farm here in Central Texas
I eat an all plant diet and have for about a year. I am now 77 and have as much energy as I did when I was much younger. This book (PDF) is free. To get this Book HERE.