Sometimes, one Walking Dead Survival Rule Of The Week isn’t enough. This week, we cover five lessons this week’s episode can give us.
You know, I tried, I really tried, after watching this week’s episode of The Walking Dead on Monday, to find one unifying rule for that episode, but…I just couldn’t.
There’s just wasn’t one overarching theme this week that really touched upon everything we saw.
What there was, however, were a lot of little lessons we could glean from the episode which could provide some useful wisdom to help you survive a zombie apocalypse.
I’m sure I could bore you with a lot of filler, but, I’d much prefer just getting right to it, don’t you?
Lesson #1: Have faith in yourself.
With genuinely terrifying situations like a zombie apocalypse, it’s easy to doubt oneself, to believe you can’t face the odds thrown at you.
However, simply because things will be difficult or horrific doesn’t mean things stop. Things will still need to be done in order for you, or others, to survive and someone will still need to do them.
When push comes to shove, you can’t let your fear control you, otherwise you’ll never be able to survive.
You need to have faith in yourself and your ability to do what’s necessary when the time comes. Whether it’s other people or simply yourself, lives will depend on your ability to suck it up and do what you have to do.
Look at Eugene. He’s about as far as one can get from what one would typically think of as heroic. He’s a geek and a coward. By his own admission, he’s out only for himself.
Yet, when the time came, and there was no one else who could do it, he carried an injured Tara and fought off a pair of walkers to get her to safety.
When the situation called for it, even he had the ability to step up, because he realized he had to.
The first step to doing what’s necessary to survive a zombie apocalypse is having faith that you can in the first place.