Life Lessons From AMC’s The Walking Dead?

I recently came across an article “The Official Walking Dead College Course: What Survival Lessons Should It Teach?” about a University of California, Irvine teaching the survival principles of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
 AMC, Instructure and the University of California–Irvine have announced the joint production of “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead,” an online course that promises to explore “a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.”
So I am wondering what does everyone think would be the most valuable lesson one can learn from such a course and does it have any true value as a life lesson? Someone would argue its novelty and a waste of time, while some would argue that it could provide for a meaningful philosophical discussion on life when things become purely about survival. I have signed up for the course myself to find out and if anyone else is interested, you can go to the course site for more information and to register for free (Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead). I look forward to your thoughts and discussion.
[ update : 11/13/2013 ] As a Marine we always said, hope for the best but prepare for the worst (I’ve heard the scout’s say it too, well it’s a good adage to live by whoever said it). Well here is hoping the zombie apocalypse never comes, but can’t say I wasn’t prepared for it – and I have the badges to show for it 😉
– did I also mention that I am armed to the teeth and know how to use it?

Best Order For Watching Star Trek TV Episodes and Movies

Over the years many people have come to me and said, I am new to Star Trek and there is so much material, what’s the best way to watch it so I can get the most out of it and not get lost? I always advise that its frankly a personal choice to go chronologically (as they were released) or by genre (variations in the theme) or if you are truly fanatical, go by the actual timeline (meaning in the order the events occur, which requires you to watch by episodes of each installment by picking an choosing them in the order of events not release – too much work for anyone who is not a diehard fan). If find that a reasonable mixture of release and genre chronology works best and the majority of viewers are smart enough to be able to keep the story lines straight and be able to jump back and forth in their minds with the events without getting lost. So I will give you the list and the order in that spirit and hope that you find it useful and enjoy this great story and its universe.
  1. Star Trek: The Original Series [TV] [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  2. Star Trek: The Animated Series [TV] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  3. Star Trek: The Motion Picture [FILM][ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  5. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  7. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  8. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  9. Star Trek: The Next Generation [TV] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  10. Star Trek Generations [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  11. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [TV] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  12. Star Trek First Contact [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  13. Star Trek Insurrection [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  14. Star Trek: Voyager [TV] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  15. Star Trek Nemesis [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  16. Star Trek: Enterprise [TV] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  17. Star Trek (2009) [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
  18. Star Trek Into Darkness [FILM] – [ Synopsis | Wiki | IMDB ]
I welcome ideas, suggestions and any other order that you think is better. Just make sure you include your logic and I will be happy to post it here for everyone so they can choose.