Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day After Disaster: Discussion Topic #4

This is a tough question for obvious reasons. What would you really be willing to do? Would you be willing to kill someone just because they were hungry and wanted to take the food from you that you needed to feed your children? 

I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. I have always been into physical sports, shooting guns and training martial arts but when it comes to actually taking another person's life, well that is a bridge I thank God I have never had to cross. While writing my book Day After Disaster it is an issue I had to face many times. I even made myself cry while writing it because of the emotional distress this decision caused me. I am a good person. I would like to think that I could help people and we could all form a big community and live together but is this really the case? Can you help everyone? 

The answer is no you can't and some people will just take advantage of your kindness to hurt you and your family. This means there is a level of preparedness that you physically must have. You can't be learning to shoot a gun while you are depending upon it for survival. You can't go from a couch potato to an individual burning over 3,000 calories a day just to survive.  A basic level of physical fitness must be in place before you need to depend on it. Also, you don't want the first time you have a physical confrontation with someone to be a life and death situation. It does the mind a world of good to be used to sparring or using self defense techniques before they are needed. This way you can remain calm when the cards are on the table. 

Just some food for thought. I welcome the discussion on the topic. We are all student in the end.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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