Are you getting a little bit worn out from worrying about an impending apocalypse? We get gloom and doom news about the end of the world from all sides. There’s all those dystopian novels telling us how hard life is going to be once civilization falls apart or we destroy the environment. Then there’s the news telling us how our government is dysfunctional and that a nuclear holocaust is a phone call away (and that we’re destroying the environment). And if that wasn’t bad enough, everywhere you look on TV there are shows about how if the government or environmental collapse doesn’t get us, then zombies will.
But if you think this reasonable 21st Century angst is bad, then consider how awful it must be for people who want to be prepared for the end of the world. Imagine the anxiety Preppers with their stocked up basements, filled with water filters and fish antibiotics, must feel. Then again when the rest of us are being chased by zombies and scrambling to deal with nuclear winter, they will be safe and sound. Laugh now, because you might not be able to laugh later.