Like it or not, much of adult life is a series of ever more mundane responsibilities that plod us forward to our inevitable demise. In his 1982 hit song “Jack and Diane”, John Mellencamp captures this truth:
“Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.”
With the protective veil of youth removed, we recognize the long road stretching out before us for what it is: repetitious action. Wake up, go to work, eat dinner, sleep, repeat. We become office zombies, or zombies to a dead relationship, or bills, or illness, or our children.
That’s one thing zombies have to teach us. That’s one of the reasons they have such broad appeal. And why they scare the pants off of people around the wold.
You think you’ve got it bad? You think it’s too late for you? It’s really too late for them. They don’t have a choice in the matter. They’re cursed to endlessly muddle along, shuffling after a meaningless goal that will never come close to satisfying their insatiable hunger. Sound familiar?
Life sucks and then you die, sure. But it could be a lot worse.