Being Halloween and all I thought perhaps talking about the living dead may be appropriate. Of course the first thing that pops into mind hearing the term ‘living dead’ is one of a zombie apocalypse.
In a way I think we live surrounded by mindless zombies that consume and infect everything in their path every day. People who do what they are told without ever questioning ‘why?’. People who have lost interest in their lives, jobs, partners, etc… feel trapped… yet do nothing about it (except maybe whine and complain and spread their misery). They make no attempt what so ever to escape it. They wake, go to work, go home, make dinner, watch the same shows each nite at the same time, go to bed, get up and do it all over again, with no thought. Every day is the same.
I have to admit I myself am stuck in the rut of life too. I refuse to blame anyone but me for where I am, and so for the first time ever I have long term and short term goals!!! I have set goals and timelines – manageable, realistic ones – with the intent of escaping the rut. Sadly I do have to put in my time, I have commitments, need money for future plans, etc… but I am working towards getting out of here – I refuse to sit by and watch my life pass me by. I don’t want be the living dead, I want to be ALIVE! I want to be brave, break chains, create chaos…
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I need to clarify boredom is NOT an emotion… that is the infection starting, and as it spreads, it turns into complacency and acceptance, you become the living dead. Don’t go down that path, look away! Run, run for your life! I don’t know about you but I MUST feel; I have heard too often from people that they hate emotion. Why? Emotions make life colorful! Yea sometimes they suck, but without the sucky how can we understand and appreciate the wonderful?
“Oh look I have become so complacent I lost my brain somewhere… let me eat yours… mmmmm brains!”