I do not really follow the pack. Been criticized for that a lot over the years. I’m not a great player of organizational politics, and that’s bit me on the tush a number of times over the years. But, having tried many times to “fit in”, to not be so “out there,” to CONFORM TO THE NORM.. well, those are the times I’ve not been all too happy or content.
What about you? Do you follow the party line in whatever you do? Do you do what is expected, sometimes demanded, in place of what you think you ought to do? Why is it so important to cede to what becomes an obligation more than a passion, of doing what you feel is more right for you?
A lot of times, things that are done make little to no sense. You know it, and I know it. Yet, often people stick up for it OR say “well, that’s the way we’ve always done it”, or “Well, that’s _________ for you!” and shrug their shoulders, accepting the inanity as fixed and unrepairable, and just living with it. “You can’t fight City Hall” mentality. This, to me, is the Zombie life many of us lead.
So…I’m not a very good Zombie. What type of Zombie are you?
There are full blown, brain & guts & soul eating, non-thinking Zombies, blindly just walking in any which direction the smell blows the strongest. Or sound. Some Zombies just follow the loudest sound, no matter what it is or says or means. It’s big…must be good.
There are the mid-range Zombies, the newly turned, not really sure if they should consume what is in front of them with no thought or maybe a smidgen of “hmm..this can’t be right. Why am I enjoying eating my neighbor’s brains?” kind.Yet, they continue eating their way through the neighborhood.
Then there are the Zombie Runner Awayers. They don’t stand and fight, thinking it’s all over and done with. All they can do is run, escape, preserve what they can without any resistance, or standing for what they truly believe. That they have the right to exist freely, without the persecution and ridicule of being devoured and denied their inalienable rights.
Again, I ask you: What type are you?