Why do you want to survive ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arleigh, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have some good friends that simply do not wish to survive ,should there be a economic collapse ,or some earth shaking catastrophe .
    Either emotionally spent or poor health they won't prep even knowing the possibility is a 9 or 10 .
    No love for their children or friends to ensure their survival.
    A few have guns for immediate protection, but nothing more.
    Personally I plan to live and make a difference on the tables of maintaining a civil and moral code of ethics ,and teach the youth, survival the skills I have ,such as they are.
  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Good question. I don't expect to survive very long, but am making preps and will give guidance for those younger than me for their survival.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I plan on being a survivor......I will not allow someone to make me their slave.....nor die easy for them to take what is mine.
    You can pry the weapon from my cold dead hands.....but I will be lying in a pile of brass, trying to take you out first if you come for me.
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    For me, it's genetic - for the young to survive and carry on.

    But I can see for too many of the elderly - those in poor to very poor health, it would be easy to give up and keep a "red pill' at hand.

    What a shame to totally give up, but that is choice I fear many will make.

    I got first dibs on their gear!
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have survived for 68+ Years already... I have lived a Good Life, had many successful careers, and now watch AlaskaChick fulfill her Career Dreams.... We live a comfortable life, far away from the BS of Political World.... We have all the Preps we need, our children, are grown and on their own as independent Families, with the Prep's they feel they need... No matter what the future brings, we will meet it, and we both will eventually DIE... Along with all the rest of you... You can count on one hand, the humans that left this Rock, without dying... assuming you believe the Sacred Books.... Such is life, in th e Slow Lane....
  6. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I want to do what I can to ensure my wife, children and grand children have a chance to survive. If I can pass on my preps and the things I think I know, then I will defend them without mercy and be ready to go if that is what it takes.
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I plan on thriveing and they will write stories about me
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  8. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    That's akin to asking what the purpose of life is ;) , but I have never been one to just give up. Living life to its ultimate natural conclusion is my primary goal, but adding to the collective knowledge base of the human species is right up there, too! By surviving and passing along info to future generations I'll have succeeded.

    Now, if we can just get this country back on the track to righteousness, I'll be even more motivated to continue :)
  9. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    I have things to do and I am not a quitter.
  10. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    I am 79 and have had a good life, but I would like to help my children and friends out if times do go to He**. Most of them are ill prepared and I can't seem to penetrate the veil of illusion cast by the MSM and our present educational and cultural systems. The weather has been all over the place and we have had a few sun rises and sun sets that convince that I would like to see a few more and I have started to get the greenhouse and garden ready and would like to see how they turn out. I am not bored with life, love my wife and children, have a good dog and a comfortable house with wood for a few years, some food put by, am in fairly good health and would like to stick around for a while. While I will not go kicking and screaming into the next part of life and firmly believe in God, I would be glad, given the right conditions, to take a few SOB's with me if it will help the family, Kind of believe in the old song, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition",
  11. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    It is what I do and what I will do until I don't.
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  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus Banned

    Life is a gift: to be enjoyed and savoured while one can, not to be surrendered easily, or cheaply...I'd like to be around for a while longer so that I can help my kin enjoy that gift, and pass it on. Prepping is all part of that project.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
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  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Because I'm stubborn and don't like to quit anything I start.
    Because I've taken the time, effort and money to invest in my family's future safety and well being and I'll be damned if someone is going to waltz in and take it. Like @Yard Dart said, they may get it, but if I have anything to say about it they'll have to step over a hell of a pile of brass and best not grab my weapon by the barrel unless they want 3rd degree burns on their hands..
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  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I have long surrendered to the vastness of what we are. I only go where the universe wills. Where there may be an ending, another beginning develops and the horizon welcomes a new day in this dimension. We are not merely a sack of meat held up by an endoskeleton, but also a vast consciousness which is connected to a limitless series of universes. Thus, when I ponder questions such as these I tend to gravitate toward the perspective more fitting my true nature of being.

    Being subjugated and ruled over by tyrants does not befit a free soul; to resist the machinations of terror is purely natural. Therefore, survival is a matter of consequence --not the primary focus.
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  15. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Almost solely for the entertainment value...........
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  16. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    I choose to survive so that I remain a pain in someones ass for a while at least.
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  17. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    grumpy at 66 and too ornery to go quietly unless the good Lord takes me in my sleep. intruders and nefarious greedy interlopers will eat dirt before I do. if we should have a major shtf nationwide event I have my naughty tyrants list for sport hunting and head taking.
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  18. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    ^^^^^^ This is exactly why I am here, @T. Riley and I seem to have the same plan.

    I know people who have no desire to go on if life as they know it cease to exist. I had one guy say he would kill himself. Could be just talk, the will to live is stronger in most then they realize.
  19. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey++

    Short answer: because I don't quit. I have too many that count on me, and I'm not about to lay down now. In peaceful sleep or in a pile of hot brass, I will die as I live.
  20. grizzlyadams

    grizzlyadams Monkey

    My own life means nothing to me, but my wife, children and grandchildren's lives mean everything to me....for them, I WILL survive and protect them, and i WILL bring the wrath of hell to anyone or anything that gets in the way
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