I spend a lot of time wishing something like the zombie apocalypse would actually happen. Really, I’ll take any sort of disaster like Yellowstone erupting, a massive flood that destroys half the world, or anything that will throw humanity into mortal peril.
Part of this is because I’m a cocky SOB and I totally think I could survive any major event like that as long as I had enough warning to survive the initial attack. For instance, a nuclear bomb hitting D.C might be a problem because I’m not entirely sure that I would survive the initial blast out here in Herndon. However – in a situation where I had adequate warning like a Yellowstone eruption or the zombie apocalypse I would totally be one of the survivors. In fact, I bet that I could actually manage to keep most of my friends and family alive too. (My brother would probably be toast because he’s all the way out in California but really, who’s idea was it to move away from the girl who spent her entire life studying the worst disasters ever?)
One of the reasons I wish for this is purely selfish – in a situation like that, your money, your credit, it no longer matters. The material things that people care so much about become more of a burden that will hold people back instead of things that will propel them into the future. Therefore, all the mistakes I made with money over the years wouldn’t matter. It’d be whatever I could find, not whatever my stupid credit score allows. Oh, that multi-million dollar ski chalet in the mountains? It’s my new hide out and no one is going to stop me from taking it. (Y’all can totally meet me there though! The passcode is “I managed to get all the way here so let me the fuck in.”)
The other reason is based on my admitted limited view of humanity. There are so many people out there who are so selfish and callous and only care about themselves and their goals – and to watch everything go up in smoke, or snow, or to see the reactions on their face when all the people around them are suddenly undead would be worth it. I mean think of the most horrible person you know and then think of karma bitch slapping them with a huge tsunami wave carrying them away. And even if they did manage to survive, it would be like post 9/11 where everyone was nicer to either other because people all off a sudden actually realized something like that could happen – where they could lose their loved ones in an instant. Think about what people would think and how they would act if it was a world wide event! People would be so much… nicer.
So what do you guys think – are you on team “Massive Disaster 2012″? If so, what are you rooting for? Tsunami? Volcano? Nuclear Winter? Zombie Apocalypse?
Go ahead and take this little logo and place it on your own blog – and comment with your own hopes and dreams when it comes to how the world is going to end – and how you plan on surviving it.