If Life Were Like The Walking Dead Comics

The Walking Dead Comics are gruesome and often intense. The zombie apocalypse is something many of us have thought about due to movies, TV, and comics like these. Hopefully this end of the world scenario won’t be coming to light in our lifetimes. 

Reading through the comics got me thinking about living the life of the characters and how much it would truly suck. It made me think of how lucky we are to have many of the luxuries we have right now. 

So here’s what life would be like if it were like the Walking Dead Comics:

1 – Cell phone towers would all be town and there would be no one to regulate cell service. So get used to having zero contact beyond face to face interactions. 

In the comics, there’s occasional radio communication, but that’s brief and rare. No one knows anyone else’s status until meeting up again – or in some cases, no one ever finds out what happens to certain people. 

Be grateful for the methods of communication that are functional today. We are lucky. We have the benefit of being able to check on our friends and family as many times a day as we’d like. 

Think about how amazing that phone in your hand really is.

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2 – Running water and hot water would, for the most part, not exist. 

You know that hot shower you took this morning? Probably not. You probably didn’t think twice about it. Brushing your teeth and washing your hands – kiss that goodbye when life turns to the Walking Dead. A flushing toilet? Nope. None of that. 

Seriously, running water and clean water is a luxury that some people don’t even have in our world today. Be grateful for water. Be glad we don’t live in times where we have to walk to well with a bucket, heat it over a fire, and pour it into a tub – over and over until there’s enough to take a bath. Or that we take a drink of impure water not knowing if we’ll develop a disease from it.

Drink water, take a shower, flush the toilet, and be thankful.

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3 – Loved ones would die all the time. 

Nearly every other page of The Walking Dead is covered with death of characters. How would you feel if you literally lost a friend or family member a couple times each month? 

When the zombies take over, be prepared to lose people you love all the time. And until then, tell those you love how you feel. Make sure your most special people know how awesome they are. 

Be grateful for the life you’ve been given and for the life those close to you are living as well.

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4 – Food will be scarce and people will have to grow self-sufficient. 

The subject of food is a constant topic in the comics. Where will we scavenge for food today? Are we running low? How many days until we run out of food?

Rick, the main character, establishes the need for hunting and gardening early on in the comics. He’s a smart guy. 

Going to the grocery store and grabbing food in bulk, going through a fast food line, or eating out at a restaurant – all of this will no longer exist in the zombie world. These are all things that we take for granted now. 

Enjoy that grocery store and fast food. It’s easy and it’s a lot less work than farming and hunting. 

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(On a side note, I actually wish we’d get back to farming more. I wish people could learn to be more self-sufficient and less reliant on the ease of modern times. But that’s another blog post. For now, I am just grateful for the ease of getting food from a convenient store.)


Thanks for reading this post and I recommend reading The Walking Dead Comics. They really made me think about how lucky we are to live in a time before the end of the world. And they are a lot of fun.

Have a great day and remember to aim for the head. 😉

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3 Food Fight Insights

It’s episode six of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 1, and Rita sends down what might be the most bizarre looking creature yet. Try to imagine a giant pig head about the size of a living room recliner. Now stick two little legs on the bottom and you’ll have Finster’s latest creation. In his defense he does describe it as, “Not my best work.”

Can you guess what evil power the pig has? It eats. It eats all food in sight and Zordon predicts it will eat the entire food supply on earth in two days. That’s true terrorism. 😳

Here are three life lessons from “Food Fight”:

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1 – Help out your local community

The Rangers are spending their day working at a fundraising event to raise money for the daycare and children’s center.

Having a sense of community and helping our neighbors out is a dying concept these days. Having pride in where we live isn’t as fundamental as it once was. As a result, we are losing the bonds that once held communities together.

Make your town better, make it more functional and accommodating by lending a hand from time to time. In the long run, it will enhance the lives of everyone in the area. It will create a dynamic group of people who strive to help one another.

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2 – Food is an effective way to make money.

One thing that everyone loves is food. Of course we all have our personal preferences and pickiness, but a good food product is likely to draw in more people than other types of fundraising items.

I’m no marketer or business entrepreneur, but I know that I buy way more food than anything else. So if you need some quick funds, sell some candy bars.

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3 – Find a weakness in a seemingly unstoppable foe.

There’s a giant pig head running around eating everyone’s food. He even eats the Rangers’ power weapons. What’s their next move?

Observation.

The Rangers take a look at the scene of destruction left by the pig and notice an invaluable piece of evidence. Because they take the time to assess the pig’s trail, they end up using the information to stop the madness. (They noticed the pig avoided spicy food, so they fed him secretly spicy food. Genius.)

If there’s anyone or anything out there that you can’t seem to beat – find a weakness. Observe and see where things don’t add up. Watch for inconsistencies. Take notes and make a plan to use that weakness to win.

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Seriously, go Google this pig monster. Aside from the comical creature, “Food Fight” also gives us the advice to help out in our community, use food to raise money, and find weaknesses in opponents.

On a medical note, if you’re nauseous, go lay down. Don’t stalk teenagers and then get angry at all the food and send a pig to eat it all. Geez, Rita.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your food today and be grateful a giant pig head hasn’t stolen it.

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