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The prepper moniker is a very interesting one. It is very easy to get a negative connotation from the word prepper.
National Geographic helped that along and created a show that basically highlighted the most fringe elements of the movement. While many may think that preppers are weird, allow me to offer you a new outlook.
Preppers are nothing new. What is new is the idea that everything will be fine.
There are swaths of people out there who believe that they will live a life that is without issue. A life without money issues, security issues, employment issues, and many others.
You better be really sure.
I think when you look into the many reasons that preppers are not weird you come to a few conclusions.
People Dont Want to Act
Some people like to point at those who are prepping and call them names. I think they do this because they are unwilling to take action. That is a very weak position to hold but I really think it comes down to just being too lazy and unmotivated to make moves that will better your future.
People are Overwhelmed
There are also a lot of people who are simply overwhelmed by life. From the long hours at the office to having some semblance of a relationship with their kids to dealing with a spouse and then finding a sliver a time for themselves, it’s nearly impossible to even consider preparing for the End of ALL THINGS!
People are Insecure
Another reason that people dont move towards prepping and point fingers at preppers is because they are insecure. They are afraid of failing or they dont have the money or the time to prep. Therefore, its easier to call those who are making progress: weird.