Promptless I am. I don't know what to write about yet but that's what a freewrite is about. I'll figure it out while I'm writing.
My day is a bit hectic and time goes faster than expected. I didn't come to do what I intended to do but at least I have warm feet. I turned my chair and keep them off the floor in front of the (propan) gas heater. I still have one cold hand though.
Usually, I start the day by reading the news. Not all the news but certain news. Not mainstream news but news provided by certain channels, people and groups I trust more because no one pays them to spread fear.
It's impossible to read everything since there are daily at least 2,000 posts next to the platforms I join.
Yesterday was the first time I read someone said we should stop using certain words. What was said I'm thinking for weeks. I agree and already started with it a while ago. For example, I no longer use the word 'vaccination' or 'vaccine' if it's about an experimental injection and something that doesn't do what a vaccine is meant for and should do. If we all keep using words in the wrong way people forget the real definition of a word and no one can tell the difference, knows the truth or how it should be.
I still read a hope nonsense spread if it comes about viruses and specifically the C-virus which isn't new but exists for at least twenty years. It's clear to me why so many feel confused. The spreaders of 'news' and fear don't give much room to think over what is said.
Trust me "if you switch off your tv and switch on your brain," like a famous Advertising bureau stated you'll see more clearly and know most commotion is made by us the people. The turmoil about nothing about what specialists call peanuts. The unrest and 'danger' politicians and celebrities ignore in their daily life.
I must say the more I read the more I know which is a plus for me. All this information doesn't drive me crazy. I know if things go wrong there won't be anyone I can count on. I'll be on my own. To know that gives me peace of mind. With wrong I mean civil war, the USA and Turkey fighting Russia, a blackout (no electricity) so bank accounts are emptied/confiscated and one crisis after the next which isn't anything new. It's true what someone else wrote: as long as if I live there's a crisis going on or on the way. The financial crisis is no exception. If we wouldn't take loans and governments wouldn't spend money they don't have, central banks stopped printing money there wouldn't be a financial crisis. Cryptocurrencies are no exception although, I thought they would be the escape way out of a centralized banking system and a way to make people more independent.
Unfortunately, it's the opposite. We depend on an unchosen government to solve our problems, to provide for what we need. Money, health care, education, electricity, water and nearly everything we think we need. We allowed the government to spoil us and with that, we gave our rights away. Keep in mind that who pays you owns you. This fact can be ignored but it doesn't mean it's not true. It also doesn't mean it bothers one since as long as it benefits us it's fine and there's no reason to complain.
The future is uncertain so all I can do is prepare myself for 'the worst'. What the worst scenario is for you isn't necessary for me. If it's true what some people say and there is a reason for everything my violent, abusive childhood, my fight to stay alive, me being single and the poverty I fight are good practices for the (nearest) future. The chaos many live in, those fights started and wars predicted for the future.