I have always been someone who figures I can take care of myself and I will always find a way. I'm not an alarmist and I haven't ever thought the "end of the world" is coming. I don't have much invested in the stock market other than my retirement, but with everything that is going on I am really, really starting to get scared. I am the primary bread winner in our family, as my husband is a custom knife maker working from home. The company I work for is a solid, private native corporation and has pretty diversified investments, but I am beginning to worry about how all the collapses might affect them. We raise the chickens, fish and hunt (and garden, when we can), so we are not completely dependant upon "commercial" provisions. But we have a modest mortgage that we couldn't pay if I lost my job. I am really getting worried about where we're headed. WW III, depression, being taken over by China? I'm 36 years old and this is the first time in my life I have ever felt like maybe things won't really work out. If it was just my husband and I wouldn't worry, but i'm terrified of what my daughter wil have to face in another 10-15 years when she becomes and adult. Will there be anything left? Am I the only one that feels like this? Am I overreacting?