i dont' usually do posts like this... i like to stick to life events, music, outfits, and fun stuff. but it was on my mind...
like many people, i went and saw the hunger games last weekend. i haven't read any of the books, and went into it purely from recommendations.
the movie was pg-13, so the violence wasn't crazy. i'm usually a wuss when it comes to that stuff. but it was after i got home that the concept started getting to me...
the characters must face something so horrible... movies like this make me obsess over what i would do in an extreme survival situation. so the question posed to all of us:
**would YOU survive in the hunger games?**
(12 males. 12 females. battle to the death. one makes it out alive.)
(in the books/ movie it's only for children aged 12-18, but we'll suspend that for a second.)
i have to admit, i don't think i would make it.
my strong points: i am hyper-aware of my physical surroundings, as well as intuitive of people's intentions. also, based on childhood wrestling matches with my brother, i can get out of choke holds easily.
in "the games," these things could earn a few valuable seconds of a head start if i were running away from someone. it may send an alert if i felt someone were stalking or following me. and with a face-to-face rival, it might mean i could maneuver well.
but these things would not help me to outrun a faster competitor. or overpower a stronger one. i do have a strong survival instinct, but that's not necessarily the same as someone who has been trained in hand-to-hand combat. or who can come up with a brilliant strategic plan.
my prediction- i'd last maybe a few days.
i'd hide, steal food and supplies, and run from conflict. i don't think i could actually kill anyone- but who knows what a person would do in that crazy situation. i'd be tripping my way through the forest one day, looking for water, and suddenly get an arrow through the head. or something less nice.
it's kind of morbid, but do you ever think about survival situations? how would you fare?
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