What’s The Point of Survival?

I don’t get the obsession with survival. I honestly don’t. I’ve held this view for a while, but last night when just trying to stop at the grocery store to pick up a bag of rock salt what I saw was chaos. Shelves stripped bare, people running around like lunatics, traffic jam in the parking lot, I was so annoyed and angry I left my wallet in the store and had to go back. The pure panic in people’s eyes and it dawned on me again, “wow, people are really into this living thing.”

There are all these TV shows, “don’t tread on me” people, and this survivalist movement of people collecting gold and building bunkers to survive in a post apocalyptic world, why? I honestly don’t get the obsession with survival, I’m barely happy to be alive now and everything is amazing. If all of a sudden I had to put effort into living, what’s the point?

Hurricane Sandy last year people were shooting each other to get gas for their generators or a bottle of water… I was sitting there getting drunk like “if I don’t live until the power is back on who cares?” Yet there is this phenomenon of groups of people I believe actually hoping for the end of the world. Who would be more happy if everything came crashing down. Maybe it’s because they don’t want to look like dicks for blowing their kid’s college fund on a 100 thousand dollar bunker and trading in their savings account for gold coins. Who knows?

All I know is if something goes down and we drop off the grid tomorrow I’m running to the nearest liquor store, stealing a few bottles of booze and a carton of cigarettes and listening to good music on whatever battery power I have left until I just sort of die. And I’ll die happy god dammit, let you lunatics shoot each other over bread and gas and hang out in air tight bunkers without the ability to shower, barf. Have fun with that shit. Eating fucking radishes for the rest of your life, is that what you want? To survive in a world eating only root vegetables, without Dominos or TV? I’ve played Oregon Trail and while that game rules having to actually live like that would be terrible.

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