The world of a zombie apocalypse will be a rough one. As we saw on this week’s episode of The Walking Dead, it’s a world best faced with friends and allies.
The population of the Earth is over seven billion. Think about that number for a minute.
Now, imagine that all but…1.4 million people are left alive on Earth — The rest are either dead or undead.
Imagine further that, of that proportionally tiny (.02% of seven billion, to be exact) amount of people left, there are still people who would just as soon slit your throat as share a loaf of bread with you.
Inevitably, you’re going to have to deal with these threats. Let me ask: Would you rather you and your group takes them on alone…or with help?
The answer should be obvious.
The fact is, there are times that we, either as individuals or as a group, simply can’t take on enemies alone. If our enemies outnumber us by 10 to 1 or more, fighting them ourselves is suicide, so, the logical thing to do is find help.
In this week’s Walking Dead, Rick and company finally decided they needed to find someone who’ll help them and The Hilltop get The Saviors off their backs. That someone, they hoped, would be King Ezekiel and his people.
While they were unsuccessful (For the time being), it showed us that if you can find other groups of halfway decent people, the sheer mathematics of the situation makes it a good idea to reach some kind of alliance with them.
Will you get one, though? Not necessarily.
Remember that asking other groups to go to war with threats they may not deem immediate is sort of against our nature. People may have an aversion to getting into full-blown conflicts with hordes of zombies or armies of hostiles, fearing for the safety of their group, or sometimes…themselves.
But, should you find yourself in a situation where you need help to deal with a coming threat, remind them that, while it may not be a threat to them at present, if they don’t act to remove it, by the time they choose to, it may be too late: The threat may have become too great for even your combined efforts to overcome. It doesn’t pay to rush, but, just sitting around waiting for the threat to wash over you is far worse.
Part of the reason humanity has survived this long is not simply our intelligence, but, the fact we are, by nature, social animals. Throughout our history, we have made great achievements by pooling our resources to overcome obstacles, including ones in the form of hostile people.
Simply because the vast majority of the human race has become cannibalistic corpses doesn’t mean we should just stop doing what has helped us survive for so long.
We can survive a zombie apocalypse, so long as we work together. Together, we can do anything.
This is why we follow The Rules.
And that’s our survival rule of the week!! Hopefully, it will help you should you ever need it and give you that mental edge that will prove so crucial once the dead start eating everyone.
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