We all chose to come to Earth in these times for some reason. There are so many issues which would seem to need addressed. The only ones over which we can have any influence are our own issues. If we each took care of our own small piece of the earth (i.e., family, friends, environment), the world would be in much better shape. However, that is not the reality of the situation.
If there are massive changes of either a chemical or physical nature on this Earth, our souls' preparedness to cross over is paramount. That is what I have read many times regarding Earth Changes. Surviving is not necessarily the best thing if you think of the consequences of massive events. The inward journey empowers us and puts our physical existence in perspective in the eons of time; it strengthens us with the knowledge that we are immortal and shall move to another dimension; more easily, if we are prepared -- with less fear.
My elderly Mother watches the news and must convey to me every calamity and tragedy on the planet. It causes her great distress and fear. Not watching the news, one's own life continues with less stress. Prior to radio and television, we would hear about wars, many hundreds of miles distant, several weeks after they were over. Now, our fabulous communication systems bring us horrors on a minute-by-minute parade, determined by the networks. What can be done for distant problems? Address the ones near home because you can exert an influence there -- build a strong and caring family; look out for your neighbours; enjoy Nature in your garden. The world is not thousands of miles away; it is right under our noses. Appreciate and enjoy what you have.
Yes, learn ways to survive; build a strong body; prepare. But, remember that we chose to live in these turbulent times for a reason. The world and its games will go on; the characters change, but the story is pretty much the same. Power and corruption is the story of mankind; detach from that game and make the inner journey to peace.