Being Prepared Today is More Important than Ever

There is a saying in the boy scouts that people need to be prepared. This is considered the motto. While not as many people are in the boy scouts today as there were decades ago, the motto is still relevant. Today’s world still requires people to be prepared. Furthermore, it is more important for people to be prepared today than it ever was in the past. There are several reasons why.

First, today’s world is more connected than it ever was in the past. There has been a rapid leap forward in technology during the past few decades that has truly made this world connected. For example, the internet allows people to have access to the world’s information with the click of a button. Furthermore, people can talk to anyone they want to in a matter of seconds. At the same time, this interconnected nature also makes the world more vulnerable. There are numerous types of attacks that can take place using these same lines of communication. Therefore, people need to be prepared with a plan in place to deal with these attacks.

Along these same lines, the connected world also makes everyone vulnerable to the transmission of dangerous diseases. The coronavirus is only the most recent example. With a fatality rate of two to three percent, it is about ten to 20 times worse than the flu. Much of the world has already been impacted; however, it is going to get worse before it gets better. Importantly, this is only the latest outbreak in a long line of others. Ebola, SARS, and MERS are some of the other examples that come to mind. It is critical for people to be prepared for these epidemics and know how to handle them when they arise. They have the potential to do serious harm.

Finally, it is important to be prepared today because of the growing risk of natural disasters. Those who live in the local area know that the world is getting warmer. There is no denying this. The ski season is shorter. The winters aren’t as cold. The summers are just as hot as ever. When the world warms up, the risk of natural disasters increases as well. Having the right tactical gear and equipment can be of significant use in the event of a natural disaster. People need to think about how they are going to survive if modern utilities go out and if homes start to collapse.

These are a few of the reasons why it is important to be prepared today. Being prepared means knowing how to respond in the event of an emergency or disaster. Make sure there is a plan in place.


Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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