i agree and have felt the same way a time or too. except i don't "don't" raise a garden... i seem to "can't'.....<quoted text>
I do agree with you on this! We have been desensitized almost to the point of not believing then something happens and we panic again. This happens time and time again. Could this be the underlying reason I am a pack rat? And the reason I feel so guilty I don't raise a garden? I am concerned about how I'd make do without all my conveniences that have become my necessities!*sigh*
i will say though.... a few years ago when it really sunk in to my brain how bad a shape this world is in..... i could not help but panic at the thought of the dollar crashing or an emp attack that would set us back to the stone age in a matter of days.
thats when i set out on this path of self discovery and began learning how to make my own things like the laundry soap and fabric softener. i took up canning again, a skill i had passed on to me by my grandmother but i had not done since i was a young girl. im trying ...and failing (but thats ok) at gardening. remembering that i can sow very well on a machine and by hand, and crotchet, and needle point...that i know exactly how to chop and stack the perfect rick of wood and i know the best pieces to burn over night to ensure i don't end up waking up to a cold home and a pile of ashes.
all those skills are there just have been rendered dorment over the years of the increasing technology age....
thank god for my parents and grandparents who thought better of getting me the Atari and Nintendo every other kid had and instead opted to get me any animal i was willing to feed. they had the foresight just as their parents before them, that what i wanted and what i needed were completely different.
i have found that with every step i make toward re-learning the things i was taught as a child that the knowledge is still there, what i had forgotten is how to apply it. somewhere along the way, i realized, "hey, if a hell breaks loose...me and hubby make actually stand a chance!" and my guilt and all my panic and worry was replaced with a feeling of independence.
i think the worst feeling in the world is fearing the future so much that you cease to enjoy life.....