Loss in Post Collapse America

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  • Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 12:37am

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    The widening Gyre

All,

As this decline worsens, I’d ask that you spend some extra time with those you love and care about.
Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Times are hard, and we’re on the decline. It’s evident everywhere around us.
While the burdens of this world continue to take their toll, be on the look out for people reaching out who need some hope.

There’s no preventing death, but we can hold up those who might crumble before their time.

Aaron

Hey Aaron,

We’re not dead yet!

Carpe diem!

CS

CS,

It’s in memorium of some friends I lost.
One was a suicide.

It was totally preventable, and the victim had reached out to me several times, in ways that… to me now, seem very obvious.
I was "too busy", and now feel very responsible for not paying attention to a cry for help.

I just don’t want anyone else living with similar cause and effect decisions.

Cheers, and agreed, carpe diem…

"Encourage the fainthearted
Help the weak
And be patient with all men"
Thessalonians, 5:3:14

Aaron

I’m terribly sorry to hear that, Aaron.

We try to do the best we can at the time and hindsight is always 20/20.

CS

Yep, I hear you.  On occation I also let the pending troubles weigh upon me.  Sometimes I will let go with a rant on this very site as a result.  However, after a good night’s sleep I just plan the next step I am able to do to better prepare for the difficulties ahead.  Since we do not know when events will unfold or what exactly those events will be, preperation is diffcult.

Tick tock – the clock is ticking.  This last week the markets were roiled by events in Europe related first to Greece and then to Italy.  Just today on zero hedge an article was published comparing Italy’s and America’s financial situations.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/italy-or-usa-where-would-you-put-your-money

It will come as no surprise that the situations are not that far apart.  Of course, we have an advantage that Italy does not have – we have the reserve currency and we can print.  Italy can sell bonds but they can not print EUR.  Only the ECB can print.  A major difference.  However, it is only a matter of time until some significant event(s) occur that are going to impact America.  The Federal Government can not over spend by 40+ percent forever.  However, we are blessed as we have time to prepare.

 

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CS,

It’s in memorium of some friends I lost.
One was a suicide.

It was totally preventable, and the victim had reached out to me several times, in ways that… to me now, seem very obvious.
I was "too busy", and now feel very responsible for not paying attention to a cry for help.

I just don’t want anyone else living with similar cause and effect decisions.

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Sorry to hear of your loss and pain, Aaron! Keep up the good fight; it is worth winning!

  • Mon, Nov 14, 2011 - 05:41pm

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    What does it mean to “win the fight”?

 I just read this entire thread.

And I get it.  I really do.  I keep reminding myself that the "market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."  And it seems to apply to the rest of the world right now.  The world is managing to remain irrational long after the facts have become abundantly clear.  And for that a part of me is relieved.  I don’t want to lose any more than I already have.

I don’t want the whole mess to blow up as it looks primed to.  But, ithas looked primed to blow any second for over five years now…..  We’re just kicking the can down the pike.  Is this winning?  Is it winning to be prepared (whatever in reality that means.) when it does all collapse?

I worked out our math last night and what we have lost since the collapse started for us personally in 2005.  It’s been six years.  I have learned ever so very much since then.  We have gotten prepared as best we know how.  Thankfully, the kids have had morew time to grow up in stability.  We weathered a year of job loss and came out with our selves intact.   We currently owe only the mortgage on the property but that is still less than half of the its current value so we’re doing OK.  Is that winning??

I’m still afraid.     But, I wonder can they keep this up longer?

is a personal thing.

For me it is conducting myself with honor and trying to do more for others than I do for myself. It’s seeing my boys grow up to be men who I would choose to be my friend if the circumstances were different. It’s resiliency due to the humility of knowing you don’t know nor can you plan for everything, so you live your life and make your choices to enable the highest level of flexibility. It’s having a sense of humor and a good word or deed for everyone in your life. At least striving towards that, as we are all human and bound to fail from time to time.

It’s understanding the words from your friend in pain, and trying to lift him up when he is hurting. My thoughts are with you AM.

 

But most of all Land, I think it is not fearing that which you have no control over. Giving in or acting out of fear, to me, is the opposite of winning.

 

Best,

R

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