Remember when you’re a child and your mother and dad read you that story about Chicken Little? Chicken Little feels an acorn fall on her mind and presumes the sky is falling. She goes on to spread such misinformation into her animal friends. The madness that ensues enables “Foxy Loxy” to come together and make a meal from a few of Chicken Little’s friends.
The story of Chicken Little is intended to reveal what occurs if you pass along information that is not correct. It leaves you more vulnerable to attack since nobody is paying attention to what’s really occurring.
Recently, the mass hysteria the press and the net have led to will be reminding me of that narrative. No, we are not all running around squawking that the sky is falling, just. But we might also be, together with all the election rumors flying about, the bailout backlash, and everything else that’s going on.
Yes, some businesses have shut their doors, and banks have gone under. All these are facts about chickens. But despite these significant events, the sky isn’t falling. Life still goes on. You probably still have your job. Firms continue to be in business… a few are flourishing in such states, because of new demand for what they provide.
No, you do not know what tomorrow will bring… but today isn’t the opportunity to bring about unnecessary speculation, or lay awake in your bed fearing the worst.
Now is a time for prep. Allow me to give you a couple of examples of how actual life teaches us the value of being ready:
1. If you receive word that a storm is coming, then you board up your house and evacuate, or you also simply take refuge in your basement until the worst is over.
2. If you are aware that traffic is very likely to keep you from getting to work on time, then you leave extra early or have an alternative route.