In times of famine, it makes sense to hunker down, consolidate, and stockpile aggressively. The future is uncertain, so is the duration of the uncertainty.
It seems foolish to commit the little that you have for a future that may very well not realise in the way you expect. It’s risky. Sacrificing what is good for food to sustain now, for what may yield returns, but more likely vanish.
What is does do is change your mental posture. It focusses your planning and action on a world that is sure to emerge eventually. It positions you for growth and yields.
Many global giants today were created in the 2008 recession. Many who stayed in the markets during the great depression reaped the long term rewards.
Sometimes things that don’t make sense are useful.
Reader beware. Foolish things remain foolish.