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The Best Way to Save the World

Posted By: Randy GageMay 11, 2018

Next month, we begin hurricane season in the Atlantic.  Yet huge swaths of Puerto Rico are still without power from the last one.  The big Island of Hawaii has the Kilauea volcano threatening residents and on Kaua’i they’ve had serious flooding, forcing many from their homes.

Truth is, there are natural disasters, emergencies and other challenges happening to people every day.  So how do we deal with them?

The best way to be prepared for disasters and challenges and other unexpected emergencies is to be wealthy.

I’m not saying that to be snarky, disrespectful, or arrogant. I mean it seriously. I know what it is to be displaced by a hurricane and have great empathy for the people in Hawaii and the victims of other tragedies.  And do what I can personally to help.

And what I have learned is this.  When I was broke, I couldn’t help many people, because I usually couldn’t even help myself.

The best way to help the poor, downtrodden and victimized – is not be one of them.

 

- RG

4 comments on “The Best Way to Save the World”

  1. Remember the first time I read your last line... It resonated so much with me that I shared it on FaceBook. Some perfectly reasonable people replied; as you can imagine, it was not all complimentary. Surprise surprise, when I suggested that I could teach them all how to make extra money to avoid being one of the "poor, downtrodden and victimised", suddenly things went quiet.

    Love these posts

  2. Or you LGBT people could stop your sinful ways and we would no longer have these devastating disasters. Stop laughing, I'm just joking. But, unfortunately, many Christians and Christian preachers do believe that this is the reason for our hurricanes, flooding, etc. One thing we can all agree upon when it comes to religion - the more ludicrous the bullshit preachers spew out, the more religious practitioners will believe it: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gay-people-hurricane-harvey-blame-christian-leaders-texas-flooding-homosexuals-lgbt-a7933026.html

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  • 4 comments on “The Best Way to Save the World”

    1. Remember the first time I read your last line... It resonated so much with me that I shared it on FaceBook. Some perfectly reasonable people replied; as you can imagine, it was not all complimentary. Surprise surprise, when I suggested that I could teach them all how to make extra money to avoid being one of the "poor, downtrodden and victimised", suddenly things went quiet.

      Love these posts

    2. Or you LGBT people could stop your sinful ways and we would no longer have these devastating disasters. Stop laughing, I'm just joking. But, unfortunately, many Christians and Christian preachers do believe that this is the reason for our hurricanes, flooding, etc. One thing we can all agree upon when it comes to religion - the more ludicrous the bullshit preachers spew out, the more religious practitioners will believe it: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gay-people-hurricane-harvey-blame-christian-leaders-texas-flooding-homosexuals-lgbt-a7933026.html

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