Kotaku - The value of social capital, to put it simplistically, lies in the collective. You've probably heard it before: "we're stronger as a group."
Typically, I rebel against this idea. That's just not my style. I'm more of the lone wolf type of person: I rely on myself and myself only, if I can help it. Playing through the first two episodes of The Walking Dead has made it clear to me that in the zombie apocalypse, relying on strangers is equally as necessary as it is risky. Worse: developing feelings for strangers may be unavoidable, regardless of how reckless it is.