posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:26 PM
Hope for our future is what ultimately keeps us going onward. There is a psychology to survival. Without hope or comfort, (relatively speaking),
simple survival is not enough. We can live today but never lose sight of the fact that there is no guarantee on tomorrow. There is only the hope for
A simple way of looking at it however is dependent on the severity of the survival situation and the level of preparation devoted to it. The
real questions we need to ask ourselves are how far are we willing to go? At what point is it simply not worth it to try and thrive? How long can we
last simply surviving day to day without hope?
Sure you can find a cave with plenty of water and bring along food for months and even years. You could stay alive, but for what? You are
surviving on the hopes that the situation will improve and you will eventually move from that cave to something better. You see anybody can simply
survive, but without the will to go on and ultimately thrive it is all for not.
For more on the psychology of survival:
As for me I do not want to survive an extinction level event. Any situation where survival is nothing more than a slow and painfull reprieve
from the inevitable. If I had to watch my loved ones suffer through starvation or worse I don't think I would want to continue. A major nuclear war
or asteroid impact are the two big ones that come to mind.