People have been asking me to do a follow up on my post titled “The Curious Case of Honora Bowen and Matt on Naked and Afraid” in which i described to you the actions of Honora Bowen on the survival show naked and afraid. Well, as many of you know she was recently featured in a spinoff of the original naked and afraid, that is naked and afraid xl. This time instead of two people dropped in some remote corner of the earth with the task of surviving, several mini groups of people consisting of about three people each are dropped into the unforgiving columbian wilderness. Honora was partnered with two men this time around, Chris and Luke. Immediately tensions arose when Honora felt as though her (admittedly silly) ideas were being rejected by the group, it all culminated in Honora throwing the mother of all tantrums when she grabbed her partners survival tools and tried to purposefully sabotage them by either burning the tools or throwing them in the water.
the entire thing can be watched here.
Honora is the type of person that our neolithic ancestors would have ostracized, or worst killed. No I’m not advocating violence relax, I’m simply saying that this woman would pose a severe threat to the survival of the tribes that carried the human species throughout it’s most precarious and fragile times. If people like Honora were allowed to exist within the tribes of our ancestors in any large number, human beings wouldn’t exist today, we would have long since died out, picked off by the elements or the mega flora and fauna that existed at the time. Right now we have a sprawling technologically advanced civilization that insulates people like Honora from mother natures uncaring and unflinching hand. But we should take note that it wasn’t always like this. When our species colonizes other planets, once again venturing into the unknown frontier, would you want Honora Bowen with you.