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This got me thinking, if say this group was a season of ‘Survivor’, where would I place? The establishment of alliances and partnerships, even if they’re only a façade, is imperative to survival. Without the attempt to minimally forge ties between yourself and at least one other individual, you run the risk of becoming an easy target for elimination. The balance between looking out for ‘number one’ first and keeping yourself in favor with the rest of the group is a tricky one. It takes some communication skills, the ability to keep a secret, and knowing who to trust. It’s all about playing the game ��" making other people believe you’re looking out for them when really you’re only looking out for yourself.
In this respect, in my season of ‘Survivor’ I might have been the first one sent packing from tribal council, but at least I know my conscience is clean. Getting involved in petty arguments or wildly blown-out-of-proportion scandals is something I haven’t had to do in a while, and I’d rather stay out of it than exercise my rusty spy skills. Not to say that I’m totally innocent and devoid of diplomacy, it’s just that this time I’m choosing my battles.
So this got me thinking even more: Isn’t Chile in exactly the same situation? Isn’t the whole world in some raw and rudimentary sense just one big game of ‘Survivor’? I’m not trying to belittle foreign relations or under exaggerate the importance of global issues, but if you simplified it all, you might just come out with something resembling the ‘Survivor’ series. Each country needs to foster relations with other countries and while this might only serve to further their own interests, the importance thereof is vital. A country like Chile, who some might say, has isolated itself from it’s Southern Cone counterparts might run the risk of getting kicked out first, or it might have the right idea and in an amazing turn of events win the million dollars. It’s too soon to tell which way the country is headed, but
At this point, Jeff Probst might come out and say something wise about player