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      Imagine; it’s the beginning of the work week,  you get up, make your coffee, get dressed, clock into work, ferociously type in data, have lunch, back at your desk for more spreadsheets, clock out, get home, relax (if permitted), go to sleep only to wake up the next morning to do it all again – the same routine, the same meals, the same work day in and day out. Congratulations, you are a zombie killer and will most likely survive the test of time in a zombie apocalypse. In the NY Times article: My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead written by Chuck Klosterman,“zombie killing is philosophically similar to reading and deleting 400 work emails on a Monday morning or filling out paperwork that only generates more paperwork, or following Twitter gossip out of obligation, or performing tedious tasks in which the only true risk is being consumed by the avalanche. The principal downside to any zombie attack is that the zombies will never stop coming; the principal downside to life is that you will be never be finished with whatever it is you do” states Klosterman.  The essence of what he is saying is that society has a way of coping with the redundancy and pressures of a day to day livelihood. Our routines are what keep us on the hamster wheel of life and no matter how much we attempt to get things done there will always be something on the to-do list.

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