During a global disaster (natural or otherwise), law and order has broken down. How would you feel about stealing or killing in order to survive? How far would you be willing to go in order to survive?

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I know and really hope that this remains only a hypothetical conversation. But I am really interested in what others would do (or what they think they would do) in a similar situation.

 

Do you have a lot of wealthy people in your neighbourhood? Maybe you would have to steal from your nextdoor neighbour and longtime friend. Would you steal from him/her in order to survive?

 

How long have you ever lasted without food? Are you really capable of starving to death? I would rather kill myself than wait for life to drain out of me.

I would start making offers they 'can't refuse'.

 

If they do refuse ... bad news for them.  

 

I'll admit it.  We are animals.  We have the right to survive.  We also have the right to do what it takes to survive.  

 

If I have children?  I would probably do some very terrible things indeed.  If need be. 

 

But we are talking about the End of Civilization here, are we not?  

 

Best methods would be to build little gangs.  Groups of like minded people that plan to act the same - Then do your best to make pacts with other Gangs / Groups.  

 

It would be very difficult to do it all solo.  

 

So you'll do anything to survive (even if you have no children)?

 

We have the right to do anything we want, even now, but that doesn't mean that no matter what we do, anyone else should respect it or keep their mouths shut or not take action. You have the right to kill a person even now, but with a price.

 

The best method would be to build little 'gangs' from the beginning (before something like this happens). If you have friends that you know you can rely on and that you can trust, if some disaster might occur, you already have your little gang. You might as well call them tribes. :)

of course but right now - we have a government - of which can prosecute us if we don't abide by the laws. 

 

So yes - But I bet the tribe of any of Mega Church will win out ... Hmmm ... maybe we should join a large church just in case :)

 

 

Well, you would have to fear that after killing a few people, some might get you too sooner or later.

 

Like I said in my reply to Tommy's post, you will have to be careful about the loonies that you know of even before the disaster.

 

And I would rather kill anyone I can (including myself) than join a church tribe/church.

I think for most of the human race, there will still be some level of civility even if there's no working government in place. Not everyone will go into a "every-man-for-himself" type of panic and head for the hills. If there already exists some well-grounded community/family structure, the members of these people groups will find a way to survive and go on, despite the results of a natural/man-made global disaster. 

Stealing? Hopefully, as I already said, there will still exist some level of civility and order, so stealing would be a very bad idea, considering everyone will already be protecting their own property for their own survival. I'm against looting stores in the wake of ANY disaster.

Killing? Animals to eat, yes. Becoming trigger happy because the cops aren't around looking over your shoulder? Absolutely not. Shooting someone to get what they have for your personal survival? Again, absolutely not.

I think the situation after the event would be the same with the situation before the event, community wise. I think there are a lot of people that are even now in panic mode, so those would be the ones you should be careful about in case of a disaster.

 

Do you think, people will still manage stores? I don't think so, especially in the first few weeks. So, what can you do until all comes back to normal (as normal as it could be)?

 

What about shooting someone just so you won't risk being the one shot? Would you get paranoid and shoot everybody? :)

I think the situation after the event would be the same with the situation before the event, community wise. I think there are a lot of people that are even now in panic mode, so those would be the ones you should be careful about in case of a disaster.
Do you think, people will still manage stores?

Yes, you are correct. There would have to be a certain degree of corruption (that is, disregard for rule of law and a lack of goodness for goodness sake) in order for my suggestion to not occur at all. Depending on what happens will determine how much commerce would take place, if at all.

What about shooting someone just so you won't risk being the one shot?

They would definitely have to be pointing the gun at me in order for me to defend myself. I wouldn't just shoot someone because I felt like they were a danger to me and that they might shoot me. No preemptive strikes because they might be a danger later on.

What if the store owner is dead. What should be done with his merchandise? Would you stand back and let others take it, or would you take what you need as well?
Mmmmm ... free merchandise : D

would you take what you need as well?

No. But that's just me. :)

I would like to be ready in a situation like this, to kill all my loved ones then kill myself. Of course, only if the situation is really bad, and I wouldn't want them to go through it.

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