Turning your reality upside down and then smashing it.

Anonymous (@) 10 years, 5 months ago

Just tried going to sleep but my mind always races with all kinds of thoughts unless I’m mentally exhausted. So I was thinking….haha….have any of you ever thought of what it would actually be like if something like an all out war left our reality in an apocalyptic landscape? How different our lives would be and all the feelings accompanying it? I’m sure you can picture it easily, but can you actually empathize with your post-apocalyptic self? Something as easy as viewing this website would be one of the last things on your mind, if there was even still internet. All your friends and family could be dead, leaving you empty, alone, and fending for your survival.

This is just an example of a drastically changed reality, say a tsunami wiped out your whole region. Just wanted to give you some thought in hope that you could actually feel that despair of losing what is your reality now. It really makes you grasp the moment and appreciate today.

December 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Anonymous (1) (@) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I haven’t had anyone too close to me die yet, so it would take a moment for me to adjust and go into survival mode. Funny though, I was thinking taking a life (if it was necessary for self-defense) would be the easy part for me.

Thinking about how this, or worse things, really is reality for those in war-torn countries like Uganda makes me sad. The average citizen there has nothing to defend themselves and their families with against rebel forces. I read an article that stated it’s now emerging that men in those countries are raped just as much as the women. Not trying to say that just because men are being raped, that it’s of any more dire attention than if it were just women. But it’s not something you would imagine happening. Crazy world we live in where I am sitting here in a large room about to go to sleep in a warm bed and some brutal shit we don’t even know about is happening in other parts, even 20 min south of me in Tijuana.

BTW thanks for the approval, it just turned 7am where I am though haha, have to cover my eyes with a shirt to fall asleep.

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conglistedsoldier (18) (@mumbojumbo63) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Yes I have! and there was a series i watched on discovery channel i think about it. I forget the name of it but it was really good. There were about 10 episodes and I feel like I could see myself in all of them. Sometimes I think of life as being hard in our modern world, but it would be very interesting and entertaining to try out survival mode for real. It would bring natural selection back into people’s evolution… Survival of the fittest!

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

You can only feel that despair if you’re clinging to stuff, ego attachment. It’s no good.

Also, read this article. You can’t really imagine apocalypse and here’s why: http://io9.com/5848857/your-brain-wont-allow-you-to-believe-the-apocalypse-could-actually-happen%253Ftag%253Dneuroscience

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Anonymous (1) (@) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

@Manimal That article has to do with the probability that someone will hold a belief about there actually being an impending apocalypse, nothing to do with imagining and empathizing how it would feel. Also states that those who are clinically depressed can believe an apocalypse could actually happen; considering I used to be I think I could qualify, though I don’t believe one will happen anytime soon.

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Most college degrees wouldn’t mean shit.

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I would probably still check the websites I wanted to check in a post-apocalyptic world. It would be like a treat to me, haha, a way of hanging on to normalcy – or just a way of keeping a connection with other people. Can you imagine how much more you’d think out posts if you had to use a generator to power all your equipment before getting online?

I think in an apocalypse you’d find out pretty quickly what you just thought you believed and what you actually believe.

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