Monday, March 9, 2009

I just don't get it, am I missing something?

On my trips around town I take short cuts through the numerous alleys and today alone I noticed TWO gigantic screen TV boxes and along with one the ever needed new entertainment center. I must have missed the memo that the economic downturn was over. Yes I know that spending helps the economy but I cannot condone this type of spending on items that have no intrinsic value.

My biggest TV is a 27" tube type that we bought in 1995. It still works fine although it did need a new remote recently at a cost of $9.00.

I know that it is none of my business but why would anyone want something that will be obsolete in a year or two and worth no more than the TV I have now.

No its not sour grapes since I could buy one of the new 65" flat screens if I felt I needed it. But TV only upsets me most of the time and I tend to only watch CNBC and educational programming (History channel ETC.) or something funny. Watching the news no matter who you watch just makes me want to throw lead at the set. But then I would have to buy another one.

I guess its OK that people are still buying the trinkets in life but how much gold could you buy with the money spent on a flat screen. Not to mention any other items discussed in survival forums. I am part of the great minority that is the Be Prepared world, but I would rather be part of that group than the sit on my butt and watch football on the new flat screen.

Yes watching sports on TV or the Oscars, or some reality show is a form of escape. Maybe those who buy the big TVs are getting a comfort fix and that is how they deal with all the crap around them.

I wish I could sit down with those people and give them a dose of REAL REALITY and explain what could happen in the future near or far and get their heads back in the game of life. My family has always been "prepared" for as long as I can remember. I just grew up with that mindset by observing my parents. Even today in their mid 70's they are ready to head out with all the things they need and live comfortably. We even discuss where to meet in THE event and such like it was nothing.

I have always wondered how many people there are like those who write the survival blogs I read. It would be interesting to get an idea of the numbers so we could do a head count after all the rest are either in camps or on the way to whatever destiny awaits them.

Some have posted that many who blog are talkers or wannabes or Mall survivalists. I for one take it very serious.

So when I see people spending on useless (to me) stuff I just shake my head and try not to get upset at the lemmings around me. I try not to get upset at the stupidity and think happy thoughts. I could be wrong and those people could have a basement of stuff for the SHTF but I doubt it.

Well I got that off my mind and I feel better and it only cost me a little time not $$$$. Thank you for letting me vent.

1 comment:

  1. Venting is a very good thing, my friend. They'd have carried me off a long time ago if I couldn't vent at times. :-)