Do you enjoy watching the Walking Dead or any of the wide array of zombie movies?
My daughter was for a couple of years and even prepared for the impending doom…she since come to her senses.
But there is a study around the pandemic threatening the world that says that zombie movies helped to prepare for the pandemic.
Let’s be honest – we all watch tales of hardened heroes tackling post-apocalyptic worlds filled with zombie hordes, and some part of us thinks “I could be like that”. Sure, you may have no survival skills whatsoever, but should zombies come knocking on the gates you would rise to the occasion and win the day, based on your knowledge taken only from World War Z and The Walking Dead.
Whilst that may not be strictly true, new research from Penn State University suggests that indulging in zombie movies, as well as horror and Sci-Fi, may have helped some people be more prepared for the harsh realities of 2020 and the ongoing pandemic.
The study found that people who enjoy horror movies showed less distress during the COVID-19 lockdowns, whilst those that watch survival (or ‘prepper’) movies were more prepared to face the pandemic. The findings were published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences and may help us to understand how the entertainment we enjoy translates into real-world applications.
I am not a fan of zombie stuff….but I do live in zone that sees frequent hurricanes so I am always prepared for the worse.
As far as social distancing goes….since I retired I have been a functioning hermit….so the social distancing that is required during this pandemic has not really effected my adversely.
Be Well….Be Safe….
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