Apocalyptic themes are exceptionally popular in the present day. There are many different ways the world is perceived as ending, but what I find interesting is the fandom that follows the ‘post-apocalyptic’ world.
I find living on a planet after destruction intriguing as well, but my mind spins in different ways. I was thinking about this the other day and realized that there are huge fans of this theme in the world. I believe there could be a comic-con of only post-apocalyptic movies, books, and video games and it would be a big hit.
So why is it a popular genre? I think what people find most intriguing by this genre is that it tests the most basic skill: survival. As an individual I ask myself, would I be able to survive in a world like that? I would like to believe so, but this is why this genre is likable. The other intriguing part? The lack of society or beginning of it. I believe that I am not the only person in the world who would love if money and status and everything else associated with society did not exist or were not as important. Post-apocalyptic worlds have this. A chance to be on even grounds with everyone, and your only advantage is how skilled you are at staying alive.
So whether you have an education or not, whether you are rich or poor, whether you have lots of friends or no friends, doesn’t matter in a world where survival is instinct and only the best at that are alive. It can almost become wishful thinking for people who are tired of being trampled over by the ‘system’, who are tired of working long and hard and not getting anything. It’s a chance to prove what you have without what you were born into.
If the world ended by climatic changes, natural disasters, nuclear war, aliens, or disease, would you be able to survive on a planet of total destruction?