Zombie Cliche Lookout: Confidence and Overconfidence
There’s a lot to be said about confidence. It can open doors for you. It can help you make friends. Members of the opposite sex tend to find confidence extremely attractive. It helps you overcome obstacles big and large. Yes sir, a good amount of confidence is a boon for anyone, and if you don’t have it yet, just fake it and it’ll come with time.
And then there’s overconfidence, the evil twin of confidence. This is where you start to believe a little too much in your own abilities, and bite off more than you can chew. You think you’re stronger or faster than you really are, only to have the actual breadth of your abilities rear up and bite you in the ass. Of course, over confidence doesn’t just apply physical traits. You can be just as overconfident about your mental abilities. You might think you’re smarter than everyone in the room (this is how ponzi schemes work), or that you could read people and perfectly predict their actions.
About this Episode:
I really enjoyed reading all the predictions from you guys in the last episode. It was a lot of fun seeing how everyone thought things were going to shake out. Some of you were right on, others weren’t, but had some pretty darn interesting ideas.
Discussion Question: If You Were Sam
Let us, once again, try to squeeze into Sam’s shoes. You’ve been kidnapped and help against your will. You don’t know where you are, and don’t trust the people there. On top of that, the leader of the group is working overtime to manipulate you, not unlike the tactics employed by cults. However, you don’t actually know what their end goal is. They seem sinister, but you don’t actually know. So how would you react here?