12 June 2012

Quote for today on assumptions in your preparedness

The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don't even know you’re making.
–Douglas Adams

This quote is true in all aspects of our lives, so it applies to our preparedness and self-reliance as well. How we're raised, what we're taught, and what we've experienced all contribute to our worldview.

That worldview has all sorts of built-in assumptions, like turning on the faucet always produces water, the grocery store will always have full shelves, or the dollar has intrinsic value in and of itself.

One of the best ways I've found to find and challenge my assumptions is to read — both nonfiction and fiction.

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