My sister sent this to me the other day:
Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse?
and it made me think…hmmmm….how will I survive in the Post Apocalyptic World (PAW)? I am not a gamer and don’t plan to start because hey, I already have enough things sucking up my rime. However, I *think* that my travel experiences might help. Well, I hope they help because I am TOAST otherwise
How travel will help me survive in a post-apocalyptic world
One: Learn to Blend. When I travel to Mexico or the Middle East, I wear longer skirts and make sure my shirts cover my shoulders. If needed, I cover my head or wear a hat. The point is, blending keeps me out of trouble and locals appreciate my attempt to belong.
As far as a post-apocalyptic world, learning to blend is a huge asset! If a zombie hoard is shuffling through town, it is not the best time to be all, “look at me, I don’t have to conform”. Sure, you can stay clean and keep your pride…in your GRAVE! Your best bet of survival is to smear your face with blood and dirt, shuffle, moan and try to look as if you belong. Zombies are not the brightest of the monsters and with a little effort, are easily duped.
Three: Be open to Cultural Differences. There is nothing worse than traveling abroad and being labeled an “ugly America”. You know those people. They whine that the food tastes funny and people drive on the wrong side of the road and why can’t they find someone who speaks English and blah blah blah. You know what I say to those people-Wah! Part of travel is to learn about other cultures. To soak them in and if not to celebrate the differences, then to respect them.
The same will have to be done in the PAW. Customs are going to change based on the fact that groups will shift and move. Mere survival will mean buddying up to whoever is left alive at the end of the day-no matter what country they are from. There might even be an influx of demons that end up integrating into human society. Granted, there are some cultural differences that would have to be nixed (human sacrifice comes to mind), but otherwise, we stand to learn a lot. And if we pay attention we might be able to use that knowledge to defeat the creatures that want us dead.