The three most fundamental requirements for survival are food, water, and shelter. Then there are the prerequisites that everyone should know to survive a crisis because life’s uncertainty can place us in a variety of situations that make us wonder how many of the following you should know:
- You should be able to swim.
- You should be able to approach and interact with people of all ages.
- You must be able to lift your own baggage (problems).
- You should be able to recall people’s names.
- You should be capable of negotiating.
- You should be able to spot a deception.
- You should be able to stop talking and truly listen to others.
- You must be able to tell a good story.
- You should know Self-Defence.
- You should be able to communicate in at least one or two languages in addition to English.
- You should have a good understanding of personal finance management.
- You should know how to be a considerate home guest as well as a decent host.
- You should be able to use a map and compass to navigate.
- You should be aware of how to safeguard your computer/Laptop/tablet/mobile and backup your data.
- You should be able to say “I’m sorry,” “I was wrong,” “I need help,” and “Thank you.”
- You should be able to sing and play a musical instrument.
- You should be able to control your emotions, especially Anger.
- You should know how to change your car tyres, jump start your car,
- You should know how to perform CPR, sew and first Aid.
- When it comes to criticism, you should know how to respond and when to back off.
- You must maintain a healthy relationship with those around you and eliminate problematic people from your life.
- You must have basic survival skills like making a weapon, building a shelter, finding food and water and building a fire.
- You must be able to think critically and creatively.
Nobody, not even oneself, can anticipate the future. Unforeseen events and situations will occur frequently in our lives. However, a well-thought-out strategy can aid us in navigating the uncharted waters ahead.
“The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.”