If you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of movies, books, and TV shows these days about the end times. Dystopian fantasies, they’re often called. The Road. The Stand. The Walking Dead. Hunger Games. World War Z. They all involve a theme where things have gone very wrong in the world and everyone is reduced to the struggle for survival. Gone are Saturday night barbecues, trips to Disney World, and drive-thru meals, and nearly every other convenience humans enjoy on any given day. Within the dystopian genre, these activities are often replaced with scavenging, hiding, running, and killing. It’s a popular theme these days and I think I know why: we miss having a tribe.