Years ago I was watching a movie. One character had just accused another of paranoia. The other person said, “…just ’cause you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you…” There were some nervous chuckles from both parties and then the story moved on.
Well as a prepper I say just because the dirtying of the bladed spinning device hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it can’t. So I’m preparing because the theory (job loss, weather, fire, illness, theft, etc) can become practice (in your face, happening to you and around you) QUICKLY. We may not see it coming. We may not have any warning. It may not be the wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and acres in Bastrop County down the road from me. It may not affect the entire community. The devastation might only be in the life of one person.