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You’ve been kidnapped and given a choice: would you rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked in a strange building?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHOICE.
I would gladly choose some unknown forest. At least, I know I’m still on a mainland and not stranded somewhere else or enclosed on a limited space with no resources.
If I have any idea how SHORT I would stay in an island then probably I’ll go for that. I can swim but I am not a fish I’d probably get tired just floating for some time. There is also limited food. One person could just go up to some point living in coconuts. So island is a no-go for me.
Being locked in a building is also an N-O because I am no Angelina Jolie that could make explosives out of what’s in a storage/janitor closet (remember the movie Salt?) just to escape.
Anyway, being in a forest has all this plus points in living while being kidnapped. It would mean that I can escape by outrunning him/her/they and go further than when in an island. I have legs and I do some running so it’s time to put it to good use. I could make use of the trees as means of shelter and protection, and probably find some food if I could make some hunting tools. Yes, it would probably be like a Hunger Games scenario except I am the only one being restricted into some unknown place with no idea on what’s in it for me, but at least I have a higher mortality rate than the other two options if I coordinated well with the kidnapper or I get to escape them (and not be eaten by bears).