Welcome to Collapse Consultants. Our Mission is to spread the word about the impending economic crisis facing America and the World while at the same time preparing as many as possible to survive and thrive in the future economy.
Economic uncertainty is nothing new to our nation. Indeed, the Revolutionary War was funded largely from loans from France and it took the new nation many years to pay all the loans back. This was as much a matter of concern to early Americans as the current debt is today.
Economic uncertainty was a way of life for anyone living in the wilds of the new nation and at various other periods in our history. Indeed, ask anyone who lived through the Great Depression and they will tell you that life was lived day-to-day, nothing more.
Ironically, it was also during this time that some managed to lay the foundation for great fortunes. The Great Depression, although terrible for most, was a blessing for others. What made the difference?
In some cases, tenacity made the difference and in others creativity was the ruling factor. However, two other factors are held in common by all who passed through that terrible period in our nation’s history and came out better than when they went in: A calm head and wisdom.
In the movie, The Edge, the character played by Anthony Hopkins asked, “Why do people die in the woods?” If you haven’t seen the movie, here is the background. Three men are stranded in the Alaskan wilderness when their plane crashes. The answer that Hopkins character gives is telling, not only of his character, but also of those who became successful during the greatest economic crisis in our history. He said, “They die because they don’t think.”
Humans are endowed with an amazing resource, the mind, but far too often we fail to use it when we need it the most. In hazardous and difficult circumstances we tend to panic and that panic causes us to act in irrational ways. When that happens, we make mistakes. It is a truism that if you want to find out what a person is really made of, look at how they operateunder pressure. Do they rush into a situation without any concern for common sense or do they look at the matter rationally and find a good solution?
In the case of many who came out of the depression wealthy, they calmly took steps to ensure their survival and many of these actually thrived. One of the best examples I know is U.S. Shoe. Its founder Joseph S. Stern, Sr. found a way to make shoes less
expensive and founded his company in 1931, during the Depression. At a time when most businesses were failing, he managed to build an empire.
The point is, economic uncertainty or crisis need not be a thing to fear. Rather, for those with tenacity, courage, creativity, and the willingness to accept the situation as it is and work within the parameters provided, crisis can bring great prosperity. One need simply think.
Wisdom allows a person to see a situation as it is and prepare. Again, this mission of this site is to assist all reading this in surviving and thriving in the economic crisis that is coming without fail.
We hope you are one of them.
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- Economic Recession, Global Financial Crisis and The Future of Capitalism (socyberty.com)
- What of the following factors worsened the effects of the great depression in 1933 (wiki.answers.com)