1 Harris Zharia Harris Freshman Composition II Dr. Chisholm 5 May 2020 Final Paper Natural disasters are unpredictable, and nobody likes them, except if you’re specialized in working with the environment, if you like nature or if you don’t have anything else better to do. But human disasters on the other hand, aren’t as unpredictable as natural disasters, but they still catch everyone by surprise and still nobody likes them unless if you’re on the side of creating the disaster. Usually human disasters like atomic bombs, can be heavily planned are kept secret, and sometimes executed perfectly. An attack as such wouldn’t go as planned if the creator or planner of the event was to tweet or post about their “amazing” plan to do whatever they choose to do, they would get caught and thrown in jail with the blink of an eye. In Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, the author teaches a lesson on how to not only survive a tragic event such as an atomic bombing, but also how to overcome it and proceed life in the future, he also enforces not only survival, but survival without the technology that we depend on today, and he uses the phrase “survival of fittest” which shows up and has five different interpretations. Survival is key, you need to survive in order to well, survive, but without a good plan, surviving can be difficult. What I mean by that is surviving is very important, but if we don’t plan the right way to survive, or look to the future, then it’s dangerous. Looking into the future is important and beneficial for oneself, one’s family and maybe even in some cases, one’s close friends. For myself, I like to have everything planned out, from as simple as the next hour,
2 Harris tomorrow or next week, to as complex as next month, next year, and years in advance. It’s also a good thing to be prepared, because as I always say, “you never know what might happen”. I started saying this phrase shortly after I started watching one of my favorite television shows, Big Brother in two thousand fifteen when my older sister introduced it to me. If you don’t know what Big Brother is, you have been living under a rock, it’s one of the best game shows ever! Big Brother, or BB for short, is a game show as I mentioned, that premiers at the beginning of the summer and flows into the beginning of the fall. In this game show, there’s people whom are called “Houseguests” and they have to compete in competitions every week to own the title of the “Head of Household or HOH”. Another mid-week competition determines who has ownership of the “Power of Veto or POV”. The HOH chooses who they want for elimination, and then the houseguests, minus the HOH, can compete in the POV competition and can either change or keep the nominees for elimination. The reason this is relevant, is because the host, Julie Chen, always says the famous Big Brother saying or motto if you will, “Expect the unexpected”. Therefore, I’m always prepared for the best, the worst, and everything else life decides to throw at me.
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- Timothy Kirk
- Alas, Babylon, A Good Thing, Nuclear weapon, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pat Frank