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 person begging for money because she spent every dime she had. All includes rent money, grocery money, gas money. It all went for losing lottery tickets.
Being Irresponsible 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. I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules. However, I do respect and understand the need for law. I 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.
Finally, if you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.