When I think about survival, I never think of myself on some deserted island having to fend for myself. I think of how I am supposed to survive in this ever changing world and understand how I am supposed to live alongside unpredictable people. I have learnt that surviving meant being careful with regards to how you approach people. Here where I live children are no longer just playing and seen as the innocent. No, children can be criminals too and have evil tendencies, torturing and mistreating animals simply for the fun of it. If you can do that with a smile, what else are you capable of? Sometimes your nice neighbour is not so nice and you need to stand up for yourself, which means you have to be a bit more assertive if you wish to survive in the long run.
It might sound terrible, but surviving has taken on a whole different meaning for me. It is more about how I live and not being able to be too friendly with stranger any more. Survival I think can mean something different to everyone, but to me, it means taking care of my safety and that of my loved ones.