Yep, I'm off the road. Nothing bad happened to prompt that change; mainly, I wanted to spend more time with family, tend to my house, and pursue some other interests. OTR driving isn't a good permanent career choice if family is important to you (Though, it's a great way to build up some capital for better ventures, if you do it right.)
On the "New Normal"; that's the scariest part of this whole thing. I've observed a disturbing willingness to surrender Freedoms for Security. Or, more accurately, a false sense of security.
This virus, while a serious concern, isn't the plague that it's being hyped up to be. Recently, I was reading a couple of things that suggested that "normal" deaths (for example, a fatal heart attack) have been falsely reported as Covid-19 fatalities. If this is true, of course, then we really don't know how bad the virus really is, but it's probably not as bad as we've been led to believe. (Apologies; no links... can't remember the source)
Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed elected officials behave in predictable, but no less infuriating, ways to destroy our Constitution (anyone catch Tucker Carlson and his interview with the NJ governor? Or, how about the harrassment of Church Goers?)
Anyway, it's hard to predict where things will stand, once the dust settles. Whatever "normal" is, was, or will be, continues changing, anyway. In my adult life, I've noted a difference between pre-Columbine, and post-Columbine, pre-9/11 and post-9/11, pre-Obama and post-Obama, pro-Trump and now.
I've noticed that unscrupulous people have always found ways to obtain a bit of power and control over people and used their positions to manipulate circumstances in such a way that increases that power and control.
This is not new; our Founding Fathers observed the same, and warned us about it.
Back to the topic at hand... as I said originally, I'm just making moves towards self-sufficiency. But, I guess that's pretty close to prepping. In theory, if one is adequately self sufficient, one would be prepared for whatever comes along.
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