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That’s your choice, lonewolf. No judgements here. A beautiful story about losing everything but surviving is the Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. It’s considered a children’s book but I consider it good reading for any age.

“Thus, the Norse society’s structures created a conflict between the short-term interests of those in power, and the long-term interests of the society as a whole. Much of what the chiefs and clergy valued proved eventually harmful to the society. Yet the society’s values were at the root of its strengths as well as of its weaknesses… Ultimately, though, the chiefs found themselves without followers. The last right that they obtained for themselves was the privilege of being the last to starve.”
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond