You may or may not have heard, but up here in the northeast we got hit with a blizzard this weekend. A lot of people get really stressed during big storms but I love them, the bigger the better. Then again I’m the guy that looks forward to the planet getting hit my a meteor, so maybe I’m a bit strange.
I just think that this point in history is incredibly boring compared to others and I keep wishing for something exciting to happen before I die. You may disagree with comments like, “but look at the technological leaps we’ve made!” Yeah, I didn’t make them, and chances are, neither did you. You may also say, “there’s war, famine and destruction all over the world!” Yeah, but not here in the good ole USA. here everything is wonderfully mundane, orderly and boring.
I’ve had this discussion with friends before, friends I actually consider intelligent even. They all seem to enjoy the boring world that we’ve created over the years. they go on about how they like being as close as we are to all the creature comforts and medical treatments that they could ever possibly need and that they don’t want things to change unless it becomes even “better” than it already is. I think they’re nuts. Don’t get me wrong, if I have to live in a dull world with no adventure than I’m perfectly happy the way my life is right now. Granted i could use a bit less wussification of our society, but other than that it’d be fine.
I do think that we, as a whole, tend to take it all for granted and if we had to suffer a bit to rebuild ourselves than we’d cherish the little things we have more than we do now. I think that’s why I enjoy writing post apocalyptic stories. The rules are gone, the excitement is there and the characters tend to cherish the little things and the more important things like family and tradition. Which brings me back to my original point of loving big storms. They tend to bring communities closer, people help each other out instead of just ignoring them. The rules kind of go out the window for a little bit and you never know what’s going to happen next until the storms over. It’s perfect for me, at least until I get my meteor. 🙂
On a completely different note, I am very excited that The walking Dead returns tonight. Can’t wait to watch that tonight! Can we possibly get an all Daryl episode? That’d be nice. Anyway, enough of my rambling, there’s work to be done before the show tonight.
Have a great night all!