S:0308 Distinction: Self-Sufficient Mentality vs. Bunker Mentality

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


When you dig a hole and crawl into it to attempt to be safe, you are exhibiting bunker mentality.

When you dig into yourself to see what you need to be strong, you create self-sufficiency.

Self-sufficiency is about creating reserves; bunker mentality is about hoarding.

Self-sufficiency is aware; the other is wary. One builds you, the other drains you.

It’s plenty versus scarcity; comfortable versus uneasy; safe versus always worried; independent of circumstances versus dependent on circumstances.

To have either mentality is a way to take responsibility for your life. Self-sufficiency is stronger.


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