Recently, I moved to the windy city, Chicago, Illinois. And as quickly as the weather changes, I realize how people are zombies. I don’t say this because of the latest infatuation with zombies, but honestly, people are easily programmed.
A zombie is a person who acts automatically, an automation, a drudge, mechanical, robot. You’re probably wondering, where is he taking this???
The next time you find yourself in a crowded area, whether that’s walking downtown, commuting, or at a local mall, watch how people act.
From my already numerous CTA (public transit) trips, this fact is evident, there are zombies living among us.
The unemotional, humanly contact between people is superficial, irresponsible social behavior. Giving up your seat to a woman on the bus should be a given, but to not do anything or speak up when someone cannot get the door open because people are simply “plugged in,” is simply insensitive behavior. When people care more about playing games on their phones and contaminating their characters with unGodly music, this lifestyle is the perfect storm to a ‘zombie apocalypse.’ Sad to say, but it’s already happened. People are stuck in their daily routines; wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc, etc, etc, repeat, all systematically formulated over days, months, years of automated rituals. Granted, there are so many exceptions, but as a conglomerate, we’ve lost the touch of intimiate social interaction. We’ve lost sight of holding doors open, we’ve forgot to thank people for a nice gesture. So why has this happened?
We’ve become comfortable and satisfied. We don’t like change. We like consistency. We like regularity. Any alteration, any detour, or stepping out of our comfort zones, we become disoriented because it’s not our norm.
Maybe it’s our employer, maybe it’s the bus schedule, maybe it’s the culture we live in. Yes, those could be explinations, but they shouldn’t define our lives. We shouldn’t be products of our daily conformity we’ve established. In other words, we have gotten so caught up with pleasing our bosses, pleasing ourselves, or pleasing others, we’ve forgotten to please the one and only who needs our attention.
For am I now seeking the approval of man or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.-Galatians 1:10
Don’t be distracted by others. Don’t find yourself trying to please others when you should only be focused on Him.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Wake up, don’t be a zombie!