The sky is falling is a mentality I attribute to people who dwell on the worst possible scenarios in all facets of their lives. As a prepper; it is wise to plan for both natural and manmade disasters; but one should never dwell on them needlessly. It is good to be prepared; but it is also good to have a positive outlook and enjoy life to the fullest.
For the most part; most of us probably live in a relatively safe and stable world. Prepping becomes essential for those times when the world due to political, social, or economic reasons becomes not so safe and not so stable. You need to remember that anything can happen to anyone at any time and that is what makes prepping such an important skill to master.
So live life to the fullest but prepare accordingly. You never know when war, famine, zombies, pandemics, floods, earthquakes, snow storms, tornados, hurricanes, winter storms, wildfires, drought, lightning, landslides, tsunamis, sinkholes, avalanches, asteroid strikes, civil unrest, martial law or any other scenarios which could have negative consequences may occur. Being prepared gives you your best chance of success when it comes to survival and coming out of a disaster scenario alive.
You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page. Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts