I am the only person responsible for me. No one else is responsible for my actions, safety, or future. If I want to be well fed it is my duty to go outside, find food, kill it, and drag it home.
(The corollary to that is that because I am responsible for me, I get to choose my actions instead of having them chosen for me – Big boy rules for those that put up childish things…)
I am discussed by those that claim to be adults but are dependent on others for their basic needs. Recently the lottery got to a record breaking 1.5 billion dollars – the next morning my social media feeds were crammed full posts about a worthless human being that was begging for money because she spent every dime she had – including rent money, grocery money, gas money – all of it on lottery tickets.
That is stupid and stupidity should hurt a little.
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.