Tuesday, August 21, 2007
One of my favorite shows is Survivor. It is the concept of finding yourself in a seemingly 'life or death" situation, faced against the odds. It's because they are out of their element and out of their comfort zone. There have been many familiarities and similiarities to life on the mission field. There are the 'contestants' away from family, away from conveniences, sleeping in strange circumstance and eating things that they had never imagined before. When it comes to the point in the competition that they bring in a family member there are always tears that come to their eyes. They have been having such a hard time out there "surviving", yes physically with others, but strangers, therefore essentially on their own. They long to see family, they long to see things of comfort and experience a little bit of the world they knew. For all these reasons and others, we look forward to watching each installment of survivor. They announced the latest 'castaways' and talked more about what they would be doing in China. They are giving each 'tribe' a copy of a book that I recently read, "The Art of War" by General Sun Tzu. Great stuff for strategy games. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how they use the book in this season (check out the link here).