What makes such a scenario so chaotic is that many people who think of themselves as prestigious members of society will be most ill-equipped to handle it.
Both the useful professions (dentists, for example) and the wastes of space (such as diversity department college administrators) will often have very little social and logistical currency.
If prices skyrocket as you’d expect, having money prior to any social upheaval will not mean very much after a short while.
By contrast, a high school-educated forklift driver at a warehouse will probably have a much better chance of getting along.
Aside from the college administrator snipe, I am not making any moral judgment here, just pointing out that the rules and skills valued in a still somewhat stable society will mean a lot less during turmoil.
I completely agree. The 'upper class' or 'prestigious' people for several reasons, won't be able to handle it. They're too used to getting their way, so even psychologically it's difficult to face hardship.
Even in my case, I work in a highly specialized field for specific industries. Would my skills transfer? Maybe, maybe not.
I believe the skills and mindset I've built through religious discipline and doing combat sports like Judo and Jiujitsu prepare me 1000x more than any career 'skill.'
The social systems quickly break down when shtf. Being a CEO of a fortune 500 doesn't really mean jack besides having the private jet to flee the chaos, as we saw in Ukraine.