Zombies are repulsive and terrifying. They have decaying flesh, disgusting teeth, and no social skills. But they can teach us how to be happy.
Happiness is defined as a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
The zombie has no emotions, so he is neither happy nor unhappy,
he just is.
He takes each day as it comes and doesn’t worry about tomorrow. If I could pick one key to being happy, it would be the zombies way of being fully present in the moment with no worries. If you can make that a habit, you can kiss discontent goodbye.
8 zombie inspired habits that lead to happiness
- stick together
- don’t whine, gossip, or say mean things
- be patient
- don’t sweat the small stuff
- get plenty of exercise
- adapt to your surroundings
- don’t be a picky eater
Happiness is always a choice. The only ones who I excuse from not being able to choose happiness are the clinically depressed individuals who are thick in the illness, not yet being treated, not responsive to treatment, or in a state of anhedonia.
Let the little aggravating inconveniences that are bound to happen to you be exactly what they are: small annoyances that are insignificant, not worthy of your time or emotional investment.
You can be unattractive, have rotten teeth, and nothing but the clothes on your back, and still be happy. In pursuit of happiness, look to the zombie.
Just don’t eat anybody.