Survival in normal life

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Survival in normal life

Post by NeckRed Gringo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:32 pm

I know everyone here trains hard in outdoor skills and surviving the elements. Does anyone practice or train for the events in life that really knock you down, either with family or financial? I'm not talking about going homeless, more to the internal survival mechanism that keeps you moving through the day.

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Re: Survival in normal life

Post by Aporia » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:51 pm

I've let my air conditioning go out for 48 hours, does that count?
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Re: Survival in normal life

Post by BigJesse » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:55 pm

I don't think you can.
There's no way to train for a loss in the family or a divorce, at least not a way that I'm aware of. You may be able to prepare for it, mentally and physically. But that seems like an easy way to keep yourself unhappy. Imagine mentally preparing for terrible life events all the time, sound exhausting.
Those kinds of things will only come from experience. Either your own or the words of someone who has gone through the same situation.
You can stock up on canned goods for the apocalypse but you can't stock up on mental fortitude for a personal tragedy.
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Post by BigJesse » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:58 pm

To add to my last statement.
Motivation CAN be trained. But there's a catch, you have to be motivated to train your motivation.
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Post by NeckRed Gringo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:06 pm

Very true Jesse, wise words.
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Post by Aporia » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:18 pm

I keep 6-mos worth of living expenses in savings in case of illness or job loss. Will probably bump that up once kids are in the picture.

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Re: Survival in normal life

Post by NeckRed Gringo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:07 pm

I do not want to be too explicit here on the forum but I think big Jesse has a beat on it. It's more internal and relationship. I am an avid woodsman and put myself to the test as often as I can, yet matters of the heart and mind after finding out what I did a few weeks ago has put me to the ultimate test inside. You can be the most knowledgeable and strong person in the bush, but take away the wife and kids you really understand what you are left with.
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