Aesop’s Fable.... there are ants and there are grasshoppers in life.That sounds like pure speculation.
I am still not sure I am supposed to afford any of the stuff I need to stock up. I hate that I am freaking out about this. The numbers are still not suggesting the 10s of thousands dying all at once....not even in China where the numbers are starting to slow a bit. And I don’t see any reasons to really doubt the numbers. And the death rate is probably lower when you consider those with mild illnesses aren’t going to see the doctor and get added to the official tally. But the disruptions are very real.
And preppers do come across as rubbing their hands in glee with any potential disaster just they can prove how not crazy they are. I have seen the contempt they have for others.
I’m not rubbing my hands in glee at the potential for a huge deadly crisis, but it does validate my preparedness efforts.
Some will continue to downplay and ridicule. I get the sense that that lashing out is sometimes a sign of remorse for getting caught underprepared after ignoring the warnings and recommendations. There is an ironic parallel at play here considering this is a forum on heeding the call to accept Christ.