In this post, I play with the idea that high consumers are like zombies, and explain why you should escape the insanity and take on the role of the purposeful hero.
People who let debt accumulate without thought are like zombies.
George Romero made the connection between mindless consumerism and undead hoards in Dawn of the Dead, where zombies swarm the mall with no real purpose other than to consume. The video game Dead Rising went there too, where players fight off the dead in a mall in the town of Willamette, Colorado. Let’s explore zombies as consumers a bit further…
Zombies stumble through their (after)lives without direction and without purpose.
Zombies exist as one of the massive throngs of beings just like them, unable to think critically—or to think at all—about their surroundings or their existence.
Without questioning it, zombies consume anything and everything within their grasp.
Wandering aimlessly and consuming mindlessly are pretty much all zombies do.
When zombies are in the presence of a threat or danger, they are unable to recognize it as such, and walk right toward it. They unknowingly stumble into traps laid for them and are easily captured.
People who fall prey to the temptations of a high consumption, high debt lifestyle often end up a lot like the zombies in our scenario.