Most people need a cataclysmic event in their life to really make meaningful changes. A death in the family, loss of a good job or a terminal illness are often required to start taking our lives seriously. It doesn’t have to be that way. All it takes is a little courage and motivation to focus on what’s most important now. To find that inspiration, take a moment to imagine your role in the zombie apocalypse.
Where Will You Be in the Zombie Apocalypse?
When most of the world gives up the fast food drive-through to become flesh eating un-dead with a taste for raw human brains, what will you be doing with your life?
When our streets are filled with zombie hoards hoping to chew off your face, will you be focused on locating a power generator to watch re-runs of Breaking Bad?
Will you spend your free time at abandoned home-centers to pick out some new designer patio bricks to match that new barbecue you’ve appropriated from your half-eaten neighbours. (Don’t worry, you never liked that guy before anyway. He always had a nicer car than you.)
Will you continue working in your office cubicle, staring at numbers on a spreadsheet for a company you didn’t particularly like even before your boss had his brain eaten?
Maybe you’ll spend your time playing online poker or building spammy websites?
In the context of a zombie apocalypse, all of this stuff would be insane. What’s the point of doing work that creates so little value, when there are so much bigger and more immediate problems in the world?
Yet, isn’t that exactly what most of us do with much our lives?
Unfortunately, zombies don’t really exist, so you won’t have any external pressure to do something constructive with your life. It’s all up to you.
How will you spend your days?
Kicking Ass in the Apocalypse
If you want an example of someone choosing the path less travelled, there is still a few more days to check out Ben Randall’s IndieGoGo campaign.
He had a friend that was kidnapped and sold into China, most likely for forced marriage or prostitution. Ben quit his job to try and find her and is filming a documentary to raise much needed awareness to the tragedy of human trafficking in the world.
We all have the opportunity to do something big, brave and valuable with our lives.
In a world where tens of millions of people are sold into the sex trade or forced labour every year, when almost a billion don’t have access to clean drinking water and when billions are still forced to eek out an existence on a few dollars per day, are you doing the best you can do? You don’t need a zombie apocalypse to start doing what is right, today.