A good point made by this episode is that it is worthwhile to attempt to help others whenever possible, but there will be times that people are destined to meet a bad and, and you won't always be able to help them. It is important to know the difference and to know that the safety of those you have accepted under your protection must always be your main priority. And, more than that, you must always be prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect them.
I may be in a minority saying this, but I'll go ahead and put it out there: no act of brutality is without its virtue if the goal is keeping yourself or one of your people safe. Every individual has a divine, inborn animal right to act in their own self defense or in defense of another they are trying to protect, and I really don't believe that it is possible to go too far in that pursuit. Like I said, some may disagree, but that's how I feel about it.
The fact is that what we do has to be a multipronged approach. Otherwise, it simply doesn't work. You can be the best gardener in the world, able to turn an acre of land into enough food to sustain your family and then some year-round, but none of that will matter unless you are also able to defend it. And, likewise, being a great shot might keep you fed for a while, but being dependent on going out into a feral world every time you need something is a ticket to an early grave. And, those children that I have been telling you you need to teach how to survive also need to learn how to be normal people, rather than soldiers.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
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