Billions of people lived through the Great Depression. Remember, it was global, not just the USA. In fact, the USA was among the last countries to be affected by it.
However, relatively few of those people became "hoarders" of food/money. Most "survivors" of such times realize that people who DO "hoard" become the first … Read more
It's paranoia when a legitimate concern becomes irrational or obsessive. I suggest most everyone has their own personal measure of paranoid tendency of one form or another.