Shooting can be learned.
My statements were made about people acting as though they already have some experience when they've got none. I can plant a garden and drive a nail but it takes someone with a lifetime of experience to bring in the crops and builda house. As long as someone is willing to learn andthey have someone willing to teach them, with some luck they should survive.
P.S.- It's Obvious.
I got a bad feeling that I'd lose my marbles if I had to live in post-apocalyptia. I'd have a different 'role' depending on whether I was with a group or alone. If I was with the group I'd be something you'd expect a deranged person to be, like the explosives guy or the designated risk-taker because ijdgaf. :)
Alone I think I'd be a Lot more dangerous, to the zombies and to the survivors.
The scout, scavenger, medic, inventor, problem solver, the tech guy, the cook,
It dosent matter, if a problem presents itself that jeopardises my survival, Ill take any steps necessary to keep it,
A sharp mind is the key to survival
"A good leader must first learn to follow."
I would like to think I would be a good leader type, seeing as how the Army thought I could make agood enough leader to pay for my college. Every group needs a leader, someone for the tough decisions to fall on, and even the blame at times. It gives a face to people's anger, and even if it might be hell on the leader, a leader knows to take it because it helps the rest of the group pyscologically. On the upside of being a leader, when things are going good, the leader looks like a hero to the rest of the group. After all, "The buck stops here."
Having said that, I think unless you have a relatively large group, it would be your downfall to specialize in any certain role. Say you're a good runner, but your not the best shot. What are you going to do when you have nowhere else to run? You need to be able to adapt and overcome any obstacle. Remember, it's the Z-poc, people aren't going to care if you do great work, they only want the job done. The guy who knows a little about everything will naturally become the leader because he can give valuable input to any situation. If you look at any highly trained, highly successful military unit (i.e. SFOD- Delta, Seal Team Six), after initial training, each member goes to a different school to specialize, but when they get back together they all cross-train one another, so that in the event of the incapacitation or death of a member, the rest of the members don't have to go without the skill the fallen member carried, they can carry on and perform the task themselves, albiet not at an expert level.
I'd be the guy trying to save people. At least in the early stages of an outbreak.