The day has finished. We have spent today thinking of the following question:

What worries me most about the future?

Security. Security for my friends and family. Security in my job. Security for my health and the health of those I care about.

So what does one do?

Well, in my case, it is to prepare. Save money, put my belongings together, ensure those I care about will be taken care of should the need arise. You cannot predict the future nor can you determine outcomes of certain events, but you can plan for them.

As Marcus states:

So I look for the best and am prepared for the opposite.”

We hope that we remain healthy, that our families remain the same. That our finances are in order, that those we love know how much we care about them.

From the moment we are born, there is a ticking clock carried within each and every one of us, none knowing when the tick-tick-tick of the hands will stop. This is a fact we must come to terms with. Some never do, others do too young.

Once we come to terms with this, however, we are able to objectively look at our lives and prepare for the worst. We hope we grow old, have money, and take care of our spouse and children. But if an unforeseen circumstance or event arises, it’s our job to ensure things are in place, that we have taken care of what we needed to.

We need to make sure we “…prepared for the opposite.”

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