Zombie Cliche Lookout: Always Zombies
The world is absolutely filled with distractions, and they’re becoming easier and easier to fall into. Just try to get a little work done with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all calling out to you like modern day sirens. Of course, when we fall under the thumb of distraction, the worst that usually happens is that we become less productive, or miss out on something. That’s not good, of course, but it hardly holds a candle to what the victims of distraction face in the midst of a zombie outbreak. That’s right, lose focus for too long there, and you’re lunch for a pack of zombies.
This is why mindfulness and focus are so damn important when it comes to survival. Unfortunately, it’s also easier said than done, especially if you’re with a group of people. While having others around you is generally good for survival – there is strength in numbers, after all, people bring with them their own set of hazards. Interpersonal drama, for instance, could become a major issue. Get too wrapped up in a group argument, and you won’t even notice all the zombies closing in on you.
About this Episode:
Ted’s kids sure are into that toolbox. My idea here was that dad’s tools, and perhaps the basement as a whole, are generally off limits to Teddy and Kelly. They’re suddenly not only allowed down there, but are actually being encouraged to help, so naturally they’re overwhelmed with excitement. At least they will be until they’re reminded of all the zombies outside. That’s a real buzz kill.
Discussion Question: Distractions
I’m curious what kind of distractions tend to get to you guys? What sucks you in and causes you to lose focus?
The trap I usually fall into is wanting “background noise” while I work. I usually end up finding something on YouTube to play while I’m working, and then I’ll gradually find myself paying more and more attention to that, and less to what I’m actually supposed to be doing.