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What Can Zombies Teach Us About Reaching Our Goals?

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What Can Zombies Teach Us About Reaching Our Goals?
Halloween seems like a perfect time of year to confess that I often compare myself to a zombie. And not because I'm on a constant quest for "Brains... Brains..."-although certainly some people who know me might argue that a mission like that would be appropriate. But no...

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A Zombie's drive

A Zombie's drive

Zombies are unstoppable. Even though a zombie is missing a limb or two or being shot at, it just keeps on going.

Although they always stumble, they always have the drive to move.

And it's true what zombies say... Moving ahead in life takes brains.

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Zombies are relatable

There are times that we feel heavy and problems seem to weigh us down, and later on, it feels almost impossible to keep moving to what we want.. we feel lifeless, but still alive.

And this can all be likened to the life of a zombie.

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Moving forward

Moving forward

The good thing about being a zombies is that they still have that urge to move forward to their goals after all of the setbacks. And that attitude is what we should apply in our lives.

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Misconceptions About Zombies

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A zombie is a walking corpse, a living dead. But not all walking corpse is a zombie.

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How Zombies are Reflected in Life

A lot of people have related zombies to the lives of humans, mostly social ills, including consumerism, racism, capitalism, and terrorism.

Most of the films about zombies are not about the zombies themselves, but on how people cope or with the reality of the undead.

Samsara = Life of a Zombie

Samsara is a belief in Buddhism meaning the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. It is new life, but it is still full of suffering. As long as we are alive, suffering is present because it is natural for us to wish for good things not to end even though we knew that it would.

Just like the zombie which suffers because of its endless hunger, never satisfied and moves on to another prey which also ends up as a zombie.

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Meaning is the associations that our minds draw

Our brains invent it as a way to explain all the crazy shit that is going on in the world around us. This helps us predict and control our lives.

Types of Meaning in Life

1. Cause/Effect Meaning primarily involves the logical parts of our brain: You kick the ball, the ball moves.
2. Better/Worse Meaning has to do with the nature of our values and relies mostly on the emotional parts of our brains: Eating is better than starving.

Meaning is nature’s tool for motivation

It’s how evolution made sure we got shit done. When there is great meaning attached to something, we will go to insane lengths to make things right. 

The genius

Genius is too elusive and too subjective to be easily identified. It requires too many traits to be simplified.

However, we can try to understand it by looking at intellige...

Intelligence as a yardstick

Lewis Terman, who helped pioneer the IQ test, tracked over 1,500 Californian schoolkids with IQs above 140, which is the near-genius or genius mark.

40 after the study began, the researchers noted that a number of the study's participants struggled to thrive, despite their high IQ scores. Others tested for the study that did not have a high enough IQ, grew up to become renowned in their fields.

Creativity and genius

Creativity is a part of genius that can't really be measured, but that can be explained to a certain extent. One sign of creativity is being able to make connections between seemingly different concepts.

The 'aha moment' that arises at unexpected times, like in a dream or the shower, often emerges after a period of contemplation. Information comes in consciously, but the problem is managed subconsciously, resulting in a solution when the mind least expects it.