I would first like to point out that this is a great forum.
It is a great indicator of peoples general knowledge in a plethora of subjects. From necessary gear to ecological factors to great ideas about wild
food to geographical advantages to generating electricity to cleaning water and everything in between is discussed about in this forum in case case of
One thing, though, I think people tend to forget about is the psychological effects on the human mind in such an event. Each and everyone of us sees
and talks to people everyday (at least I hope
). The world is built on communication and the different ways we use it. From telephones to
music and movies to the internet and good ole' ATS
, we are constantly using different means more and more to interact and engage each
other with in new and innovative ways.
Besides our closest friends and families we are use to seeing new faces literally each and every day. Every encounter with a stranger has an affect.
They may not be large but some sort of impression is made. Of course the love we get from our friends and family members is priceless and has a huge
impact on our daily lives.
But, what if
all that was gone? What if one day you found yourself stranded somewhere without any of it? You don't know if you will ever see
those friendly faces ever again. No wife, no kids, no mom, no dad, no amigos or amigas...Nada...Nobody...Nothing. You don't even know if you will
be able to tell ole' open_eyeballs there on ATS how full of it he is ever again...
!?...Well that is probably the least of your concern, but
Certainly, your first reaction will be Oh Shhh...oot
, I better get to trying all those nifty ideas I learned from the Survival Forum on
ATS...(hopefully you have other experiences you can lean on as well). But, once you have gone into survival mode and have come out the other end
victorious, what would you do next? Would you attempt to hunker down and live the life of a hermit? There are some excellent movies out there giving
the attempt of showcaseing what it would be like to live life alone...Into the Wild comes to mind, but I know there are others.
I have spoken to people who have traveled the world alone...walking. I know it sounds a little nutty, but everyday people just walking. The guy I am
thinking of did it for charity, but he has walked over 5,000 miles with backpack and sleeping bag and thats it. An amazing guy, but it takes a
special breed to do something like that. There was one thing he said he could not do it without. His ipod. He could not have gone through all the
deserts and long winding mountainous roads (alone, I might add) without music.
Thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that melody is an essential for everyday life and plays an integral role in humanitys sanity. I
don't believe we could live without it. There is an excellent Bad Religion song that highlights this fact as well...
So, getting to the point here, what 3 songs would you take with you if you could only choose three? You could only listen to thse you have chosen,
but you could listen to them over and over again, and they would be your only modern source of entertainment and recollection of the past life you
Any three...name em, and why.
(If your feeling frisky and wanna break the rules then you can go with 4 or 5...I guess...
If you have any insight on what music or the lack of it when it comes to long term survival please feel free to add your input...
Or insight on the psychology of lack of people and/or communication and/or modern means of communication, please add as well...Thanks!
[edit on 7-7-2009 by open_eyeballs]
[edit on 7-7-2009 by open_eyeballs]