A major area of focus at Zombie Research Society is the theoretical physiology of the zombie brain. Along those lines, an observation by noted Russian-American novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand made us step back and look at the big picture:
“Our mind is our only weapon.”
Therein lies the fundamental difference between a thinking human being and a raving undead maniac. We have the ability to form opinions, make rational choices, and adjust our strategies on the fly. By contrast, zombies are full-steam ahead all the time, no matter what.
Despite what seems to work in movies, we’d take a clear head and good information over a shotgun and bag of shells any day. Zombies are a problem you can’t shoot your way out of, not in the long run.
So when faced with an imminent zombie threat, first find a relatively safe place to collect yourself, then step back and take stock of what’s going on, and what options make sense. Remember the three imperatives: food, water, shelter. Think about how best to gain access to all three. Think about the feasibility of staying put. Think about the advantages of fleeing.
Think about everything you’ve learned, and everything you know. Take a deep breath, and think. Think, or die.