It is true that the key to survival is to be the fittest. This has many meanings. This ties in
with The Great Depression because most of the people that made it through the
depression where people that worked hard and had good outlooks on the working life.
This means that a person that doesnt going to give up as easily will not give in to the
inhumanity of man. If I had to chose where I would during the great depression, I
would live in the city. This is because there are many jobs available. And by getting a
successful job, I would be successful in life itself. This is the whole point of the
depression, survival. If you are successful and are making enough money to survive, then
you will survive The Great Depression.
I would not live on a farm out west because of the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl
was in the states like Kansas and Oklahoma. The Dust Bowl wiped out these states and
other surrounding states farm land. Big dust storms came in and destroyed all of the
farming land and all of the crops. The farmers all went in debt and where forced to move
and start a whole new lifestyle. The east is where all the opportunity is for work. There
are many factories and hazardous jobs available. The hazardous jobs may be the only jobs
available and when it comes to jobs during the depression, the old saying beggars cant
be chosers, comes in to play. There may be only the worst jobs available to you, but you
have to take any job that is available in order to be strong and have a good survival rate.
Once again, I would chose to live in any big city where job offer is better than
anywhere else. This is because if I get a secure job, I can be successful. And when you
are successful, you will survive in this harsh world. Most people didnt have jobs during
the depression and thats why they did not survive in the world. I do not mean that people
all died during the depression if they did not have a job, but they did not survive later on in
the job force and had low wage jobs the rest of their lives because they couldnt survive
during the depression. I would have lived in a big city to survive where the jobs where
plentiful to survive the depression.