Sunday, October 25, 2009

How to survive anything.

   Let us address that elephant in the room of our wandering mind. Sometime you need to look at an event (whether possible or merely probable) and seriously consider what the consequences and signs of such an event occurring will be. You know what I'm talking about now, no? Resting on the very tip of your tongue; the word crossing everyone's mind and body lately, "Apocalypse".

   One cannot hide when they are considering the end of humanity. At the very least, that is what most of humanity is thinking. Many want an "End", or at least see such an occurrence. If these thoughts plague you or have kept you up at night then there is something vital you need to know!

  Where will you be? What will you be doing when the sky bends down, the rains rise from the earth and everything is engulfed in heat, light, warmth, danger, fear, anger, kindness et al Humanity?

   The fact of the matter is, humanity is as predictable as you would be to yourself. So logically, if you can think of it it can happen to you. Now, I'm not trying to scare anyone, that is as far from the point as one could possibly take this.

   My personal belief is that this whole apocalypse ordeal will not be a great catastrophic event (at first, anyway). The word "Apocalypse" (as many of you fine readers already know) literally means "Unveiling". It's not an end by any means, contrarily the apocalypse would be more like a changing of the rules than an end to humanity.

   So here it goes, the secret to surviving anything, anyway; "Coping"!

   Whatever form the apocalypse takes, no matter what kind of danger presents itself or what new knowledge awaits us at the end of the calendar, if you can cope (roll with the punches, act on your feet, shoot on the run, react on the fly, etcetera) than you can do anything you could possibly think of when the time comes.

   One of our saving-graces as creatures of conscious thought is that spark of creativity that is within every one of us. If you teach yourself to react to your gut instincts accurately and confidently than I assure you nothing is out of reach. Even heaven falling from the skies cannot deter you (so to speak).

   In any case, you can take that back to the dinner table. Feel free to spread this bit of wisdom around and get people talking (even if it just happens to be a relative telling you about what constitutes appropriate at a dinner table).