Millions of people are drawn to zombie / apocalyptic movies and T.V. series. Many have food storage and bug out bags. CNBC had the head of a company that specializes in providing customers with supplies for disasters and end of civilization scenarios on this week. Did you find yourself wanting to watch the movie 2012 and the series Zombie Land? So why are we as civilized human beings so interested in the end of civilization as we know it? Is it fear? I think not.
Disclaimer-I have NO psychology degree, have done no scientific research other than pondering this over a quad espresso.
So here is my uneducated guess (not even a hypothesis) on the subject. I think that we live in an unnatural state, as do many in the paleo subculture. The end of civilization would allow us to get back to hunting, surviving and living naturally….even if it is hunting zombies (not natural). It would bring us back to a hunter – gatherer culture. I firmly believe that it is this primal desire that has us so captivated with the end of civilization. That’s my two cents worth of primal psychology. One more question – When the zombies come…will you be ready?