Some movies just make you want to commit suicide after watching them. One of those movies for me was The Road. This movie is based off the best-selling novel written by Cormac McCarthy. The story is about a man and his son trying to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world.
While I sat and watched this very depressing movie, I wondered if life could possibly happen that way. I wondered how that would happen. The movie didn’t give any details how life as we know it stopped moving forward as it is now, it just stopped. The man and his son were on their disturbing journey south.
My imagination ran wild and at the same time became very annoyed that I was watching something so sad. Why do I do this to myself?
What would you do to survive an apocalypse?
Some of the things in the movie are probably close to accurate of how far people would go to survive. People would eat up everything they could, which would eventually turn into what living insects are left. Other people would take the more daring route of cannibalism. They would create human farms in which they would be portioning out living people’s body parts to satisfy their hunger.
The food shortage wouldn’t be the only scarcity. There wouldn’t be any places to live, sleep, and just be. You would constantly have to be on the move. You would have to be prepared to fight or steal. You would have to be prepared to kill if necessary.
I just don’t see the point of staying alive in a world like this. I would probably do what the man’s wife did; walk off into the dark to die.
According to our religious guidance counselors and leaders, we are living in the end times. We should be preparing for something of this nature to happen. The selling point here is if we are living according to the rules of the Bible and our chosen beliefs, then we will be saved from this hypothetical end of world life.
Should we take heed this warning of a post apocalypse world seriously?
Either way, I think we should be preparing ourselves for continuing natural disasters, running out of our very scarce resources that keep our busy lives ticking and more violent rioting. These are things that will keep progressing in the negative direction. We should be thinking about everything we are doing to our Earth. As a fellow human, genuinely ask yourself if you are taking advantage of our planet and the people and natural resources surrounding you.
I believe that whether a religious or scientific end of times happens or not, we are using up all of our resources on this fine Earth. That is why I loved and hated this movie, because it could happen just like the author tells his story. Eventually, there will be nothing left; no more food unless it is gourmet beetles, nothing to fight for and nowhere to live. Do you know what you’re going to do if it all runs out?