We are as fragile as the structures we depend on. Only once those structures are taken away can we measure our honest readiness for the world.
It seems likely that the governments, electricity companies, and supermarkets, which we are so used to relying on, will continue to function – our reliance is a safe bet.
But it’s still a bet. Businesses fail and countries fall. They always have, perhaps they always will.
How ready are we, so comfy and warmed by the heaters in our houses, for a life without the support of systems we’ve worked so hard to build?
It’s a bad time to be poking fun at country folk; a better time to learn how to garden, or how to hunt… Just in case.