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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hoarding

Daily Draw: DruidCraft Tarot ~ 4 of Coins

Despite all government 'proofs' that this isn't a depression and we are 'well out of it now' that isn't the picture here. Job listings have a thousand applicants and when you see the resumes, oh how the mighty have fallen.

I'm reminded by this card of stockpiling or hoarding. I'm all for having enough food in the house for a couple of weeks, but I'm thinking of the two thousand pounds of sugar, eight cases of soup, twelve cases of toilet paper. Doesn't matter what it is, if black days come, someone will find out and take it away from you. And what's the point? The 30's Depression lasted ten years. Where can you put ten years worth of essentials? All I'm really saying is we need to put some thought into what we hold valuable in a normal society. Friends, family, pets, jobs. With that line-up in our mental storage box we can face and survive anything.

"Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard." ~ Will Durant 1885-1981

1 comment:

  1. Good point. I have an acquaintance that bought an extra modular home and added it to their existing home just so they could stockpile 7 years worth of food. The new building blocked the neighbor's view of the ocean and the acquaintance said - too bad - we wanted it so we put it there. It makes my heart sad to see these actions - we need to pull together - not apart.

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