I don’t know everything, and I cannot do everything. Our world is complex and integrated. To be prepared is to have a network of people who can fill in the gaps – not only physical but also spiritual. Having trusted friends multiplies your joys and divides you pain.
While publishing a list of prepper precepts for the world to see can be construed as arrogance, I am not so arrogant to think that I don’t need other people, or that I know or can do everything I need to have to survive.
I believe in TANSTAFL. There is no such thing as a free lunch, there is no way to know everything. I don’t know everything and while I can do a lot. Being a jack of most trades means I know few things well.
I shared a guest post about the Doctoral Process and how a Ph.D recipient knows everything about one thing just to show this idea.
Many experts that look at this sight shake their head because my methods aren’t perfect. I recognize that, but unlike most experts I am acceptable in a bunch of fields not just one.
Knowing that I don’t know everything, and I cannot do everything keeps me humble.
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.