Well, it isn’t but I wish it was. Funny how many odd looks I get when I say that around some people, but it’s the truth. I really do wish for the end of civilization as we know it. Now you may shake your head in disbelief or gasp at such a horrible thing, because what would the world be without the internet or starbucks or laws for civilized folks to follow or a government to tell us how to act or protect us from blah blah blah…. You know what it would be ? Nirvana, Valhalla, Heaven, call it whatever word for paradise you choose, that’s what it would be for me.
Now I’m sure there are some out there that are like but what if you didn’t have all these great medical leaps to keep you alive and healthy or these hospitals close by in case of an emergency? I’d die, and that’s OK, because with or without them, I’m gonna die someday anyway, we all are. Wait, but what about the government to protect us and keep us safe? I haven’t needed them yet and most of them are corrupt and make too many stupid laws because people are either too stupid to have common sense or too afraid to stand up for themselves. I on the other hand try to be neither of these things so I see no need for the government or the silly laws they impose on the stupid or cowardly. Nor do I need them to protect me I’d be fine with protecting myself and if I don’t then so be it.
I guess I was just born a few hundred years too late, because to be completely honest I find most of what we call life these days to be boring, tiresome, unhealthy, and down right dishonorable or despicable. people keep telling me that I’m crazy to want to be rid of all these “Incredible” modern conveniences and I keep wondering why I keep talking to sheep.
Truth be told I am not the most in shape of people or one of these healthy lifestyle folks either, but it is because of this “civilized” culture that I am the way I am. Please also understand that I am not blaming the things around me I am just saying that because everything is easy it has made me and most of us incredibly lazy and out of shape compared to previous generations like my grandfather’s era . The older I get the more I understand how much I have let myself down in not taking better care of myself and am trying to rectify said situation, so that if I am lucky enough to see the end of this civilization I will be in good enough shape to survive long enough to enjoy and take advantage of it.
Oh, and if it turns out that I am not fit enough to survive it that is OK as well, it really is.
I truly have not been trying to preach nor do I want to tell anyone how to live their lives. The thoughts above are how I see the world and why I write the post apocalyptic stories that I do. I was just trying to give folks a glimpse into the way my mind works. Hope it was at least enjoyable and maybe even a little thought provoking.
Have a great day!