YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
QUESTION FOR THE GROUP!!! If there truly were to be an apocalyptic event (ZOMBIE OR OTHERWISE) would you want know when it was going to occur ahead of time? If you were sitting on the bus next to someone who had just got en a text telling them the exact date and time of the apocalypse and they asked you if you wanted to know, WOULD YOU SAY YES? This is the question I am going to ask you to explore within yourselves right now.
To begin to answer this question I think we should start by knowing the definition of the word. The most commonly accepted definition of Apocalypse is - Great or total devastation or doom... Doesn't sound that chipper does it?!?! Lets take the first part of the definition to explain my theory on why I think it would be a bad idea to have that knowledge. It starts out Great Or Total. Now I am as optimistic as the next person but not to the point of not being realistic. You have to think that your chances of surviving one aren't that great. None of ours are. Knowing when it would happen would change your life from that point on. From that point on every time your child smiled at you or your love gave you a kiss you would think THEY WILL PROBABLY BE DEAD SOON...You wouldn't be able to help it. Would you really be able to enjoy anything with that knowledge or WOULD YOUR LIFE FROM THAT POINT ON BE CLOUDED WITH THE VERY ESSENCE OF DEATH? I know we as a species tend to take life for granted because we expect it to always be there until the day its not but at least then we could laugh, we could play, we could dance... all without the end weighing us down. Should it be that way? Is it designed that way for a reason?
AND YES... I have not forgotten my wonderfully anally over preparers! :) The argument for knowing it would of course be to BE READY FOR IT! You would have time to prepare and that would possibility give you a better chance of survival. You would be about to get your BoB (BUG OUT BAG) not (BATTER OPERATED BOYFRIEND...Though that might be in my bag :) HE! HE!...HE! HE! HE!), ready. You could make a plan of where to go. You could be stocked well with food and ammo. In general you would just be able to prepare... Plus I imagine it would take time and there fore would depend on how much time there was left but I think if you did know that then there would be a point where you would be able to soak in the happiness of life. Maybe even more so then we normally do. IF YOU COULD GET PAST THE FEAR AND SO OFTEN THE ANGER THAT FALLOWS FEAR.