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Why are you trying to survive?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by rdt, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. rdt

    rdt SW Portland Active Member

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    I keep coming back to this thing right here: Why am I trying to survive? (Besides simple self preservation)

    Having a central reason is what keeps a person or a group focused in hard situations. Im sure youve heard survivors talk about some thing they fixated on, like "I just had to see my daughter again". I also think a common vision is what makes groups flexible and understanding of each others differences, resilient under pressure. Like in a strong marriage. I also see it when productive political alliances are made (fundamental Christians and Big Business; or wealthy Liberals and Big Business.)

    There is a "why" behind any association, a common agenda. If people don't have the same why, theres no reason to assossciate.

    I want to survive because:
    1) I feel compelled by a higher power to help shape the world that comes after.
    2) To hunt rape gangs.
    3) To ease the life of my nieces and nephews.

    How about you?
     
  2. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    Easy:

    I am a father, husband and son... God forbid that ever change, there is another father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, etc... that deserves to keep their roles... Maybe with my background and training I can make a small difference?
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    They say that there is a better world beyond this one, but I'm in no hurry to find out.

    Keith
     
  4. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    I have a family to protect.

    Plus I have a lot of good things i need to do to make up for all the bad things I have done before I meet our Lord.

    Lefty.
     
  5. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    To P-ss the other person off.
     
  6. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    To protect my wife and to live...I guess a better question would be "why not want to survive?"
     
  7. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Survival is instinctive and natural to pretty much all forms of life.
     
  8. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    Why do I want to survive?

    It sure beats the alternative!
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    to lead a roving band of bloody marauders.
     
  10. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    :confused:
     
  11. dave

    dave Independence Member

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    Right on. Well put.
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I would like to survive long enough to see those in government who caused this get the justice they deserve.

    jj
     
  13. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I want to survive an apocolyptic event to enjoy the inevitable silence that would follow.
     
  14. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Keeps me out of the bars.


    "Its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine"
     
  15. baalzebubba

    baalzebubba Vancouver, WA Member

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    There is no other path
     
  16. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    +1 Swoop! It's our instinct to live on.


    Will
     
  17. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I don't expect to survive. I never planned to live forever.

    I hope I've planned well enough that my wife and extended family can survive, but you can't plan for everything.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    To restore the country to a republic
     
  19. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    "Most of the bowling alleys had been wrecked, so I spent most of my time looking for beer." :laugh:
     
  20. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    To take advantage of all those lifetime warranties on things I have purchased...........