Trump’s right: Adaptability is Key

I was reading the news today and read something President Trump said about people not moving to where jobs are available.

Trump is right about this: Americans need to move where the jobs are

August 3 at 3:57 PM
Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at the interchange between the Interstate 405 and 10 freeways in this aerial photograph taken over Los Angeles, California. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg).

President Trump said something last week that deserves a lot more attention. Americans “are going to have to start moving,” Trump said in his interview with The Wall Street Journal (Politico leaked the full transcript of the exchange this week).

He’s right.

Americans aren’t packing up and moving as they used to. Mobility is at an all-time low, according to the Census Bureau, which has tracked how many Americans change addresses since World War II. About 10 percent of Americans moved in the past year, the Census Bureau found. That’s way down from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s, when more than 20 percent of the nation was on the go.

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Making ends meet is a key factor when it comes to finances, a rather important aspect of preparedness. I read all the time about people not finding jobs, or not finding good ones or jobs that pay well. Well… sometimes there aren’t any around and you need to move.

Especially in smaller communities this can be an issue, even more so if the specific town or general area is going through a depression.

In general people don’t like moving. It’s a very natural instinct to feel safe in the environment you know and avoid changes but sometimes they are necessary. It’s also true that once you do it a couple times it gets easier and moving when needed or when you feel like it isn’t scary any more. Like with everything else in life, we adapt, we get used to it. And when you get used to adapting to new places, new people and new surroundings you don’t stress over doing it again if you have to.

Now I’m not saying move around all the time. Sometimes though, it is worth the effort, especially if the economic stability will allow greater peace of mind, security and overall a better quality of life in general.
FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”


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Trump’s right: Adaptability is Key — 1 Comment

  1. It makes sense to move to where jobs are but a few factors are to be taken into consideration:

    – Moving costs money (disconnecting gas, electricity, water, the actual moving, no guarantee to find a job, deposit for house rental…). In an earlier article you had noted that most Americans weren’t able to scrounge $400 in cash in case of an emergency. Knowing that these people are already poor and with no savings this makes moving even more challenging

    – You loose the support system you have grown in your hometown (friends, family) that is ever so important when you live in poverty

    So yes moving does make a lot of sense unfortunately it is far harder for the people that need it the most…

    Regards

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