The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Your choices make you

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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Danai Gurira as Michonne – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Eliza Morse/AMC
Danai Gurira as Michonne – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Eliza Morse/AMC /

5) Our choices make us who we are.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, one of the things I most appreciated about Sunday’s episode was that we saw how Michonne’s decision to save Andrea shaped the person she became…by showing us the person she would have become had she made the opposite decision.

We saw a very different Michonne, one who was shaped by Negan, the Saviors, and their, frankly, violent mindset, which ultimately culminated in her meeting a very bad end.

I honestly don’t think people realize the sort of affect our own decisions have on us. Our good decisions (And their good outcomes) often inspire us to repeat such choices, perhaps in the hope of becoming a better version of ourselves, perhaps even succeeding.

Conversely, our bad decisions (And their outcomes) can have a profoundly negative affect on us, either causing us to recede in the face our regret or failure, or, driving us into becoming a worse person, through cynicism, despair, or anger, even if these results are not something we do consciously.

In the zombie apocalypse, we don’t want to become the sort of person other people want to feed to zombies — The sort of person people despise so much because of our callous or violent actions that they decide we should be relegated to the very worst death imaginable — or worse, become a person that we ourselves can’t live with being. To avoid such a fate, we need to carefully think about what we do, and more importantly, what kind of person we’re becoming.

At the end of the day, the person you are in the apocalypse, is the person you’ve chosen to become.

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And that is (Those are?) our Survival Rule(s) Of The Week! Hopefully, you’ve learned about why the choices you make (And how you come to them) in a zombie apocalypse are so important. If you like this and want to find out more tips to survive the zombie apocalypse, why not pick up a copy of my book, The Rules: A Guide To Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse! You can also get it at Amazon here, on iTunes here!