from Survival Sherpa.
By Todd Walker
When times are good, abundance flows like sweet treats from Willie
Wonka’s Chocolate factory. Thinking that this river of abundance will
never dry up is, as Willie Wonka sang, Pure Imagination.
Entire nations have experienced hyperinflation, severe shortages, and
even collapse. In every crisis (personal, local, or national), we all
need to adopt a Possum Mentality when things go south.
I know the animal’s official name is opossum, but possum just rolls off my southern tongue with ease.
It doesn’t matter if you’re so broke that you can’t pay attention,
middle class, or living in luxury’s lap, you too can learn from North
America’s only marsupial.
Both of my parents passed down the possum mentality to me and my
siblings. They taught us to figure out a way to get the job done with
whatever resources were available.
My mom was raised in a two bedroom house with 9 siblings. They raised
their own food. Clothing and shoes were passed down and worn out. Papa V
(my grandfather) drove from Texas to Georgia with a milk cow in the
back seat of his car. He made a cow diaper from a burlap feed sack to
get the bovine home. Now that’s resourceful – I don’t care where you’re
from! Got milk?
In honor of my parents – and all our past generations that survived
and thrived by adopting a possum mentality – here are my top 8 reasons
you need a Possum Mentality…
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