During the end of the year 1999, many people were so paranoid about doomsday. Some of them even claimed that the year 2000 would mark the end of the world. Doomsday paranoia returned in 2012 because of a Mayan belief that by December 21, 2012, a series of cataclysmic events would mark the end of the world. But fast forward to today, doomsday still never arrived.
I’m not saying that it will never arrive. What I mean is that doomsday is not something you can predict. If it does happen, it will happen, and no one will probably know about it.
But there are still plenty of other reasons to prepare yourself aside from doomsday. With nuclear proliferation, pandemic diseases still being rampant, and natural disasters becoming more destructive every year, it’s still important to prepare yourselves ahead should any of these events happen.
If you think that doomsday is the only event that you need to be prepared, you are fully wrong. You are completely overlooking plenty of other good reasons to prepare yourself.
Here are the top reasons aside from doomsday that you must prepare yourself.
What would you if you suddenly lost your job? Do you have enough financial stability to support your family after losing your job? The unemployment rate in the world has been increasing gradually over the years since more and more companies are relying on modern equipment and machinery. You can’t also rely on your unemployment benefits because they are so little. Add in the fact that finding a new job in today’s economy is difficult, your chances of survival after losing your job will become low.
But if you prepare yourself financially, you’ll have enough money around to support your family until you find a new job.
Unemployment is not only the reason why you need to prepare yourself financially. Financial emergencies can sometimes be inevitable such as medical bills, car repairs, house repair, or death of a family member.
Preparing yourself financially is like buying insurance. You’ll have insurance that will sort out everything for you when an unexpected problem arises.
Preparing yourself financially also leads to saving money. Instead of spending all your monthly salary on shopping, why don’t you keep some of it? Saving money is practically preparing yourself for the future.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions are sometimes inevitable. But if you are fully prepared from them, you’ll have nothing to worry about. The best way to prepare for these natural disasters is to ensure your safety and survival.
Thousands of people die because of these natural disasters every year. Even though doomsday is not happening soon, it’s still important to prepare yourselves against these natural disasters. Hurricanes, for example, are going stronger every year and are starting to affect areas that have never been hit before. So, don’t say that your area is unlikely to be hit by a hurricane because who knows next year, your city is the next victim of a significant storm. But if you are fully prepared against a natural disaster like a hurricane, you should have nothing to worry about because you know your safety and survival is already assured.
Peace of Mind
This is probably the most important reason why you need to be prepared at all times. Being fully prepared will give you total peace of mind regardless of what may happen tomorrow or in the future. You wouldn’t worry too much anymore even if doomsday arrives or not because you know you are fully prepared for it.
Not being prepared, on the other hand, can leave you stressed out and nervous. It’s better to be prepared than never because we never know what’s going to happen to tomorrow or the day after that and the day after that.