What Could Be Worse Than Being a Zombie? Guest post by the inimitable Greg Kuhn
“OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve avoided ALL THIS EMBARRASSMENT.”―Cherie Priest
I am going to miss Halloween this year. I’ll be in Namibia walking with the San Bushmen who, come to think of it, wear some pretty cool costumes.
Speaking of “pretty cool,” I have a new buddy who writes about the same stuff I do and he has agreed to fill in with his thought-provoking insight while I’m out of the country. At least for today.
Greg Kuhn (his bio is below) has written a whole series of books about applying quantum physics to the law of attraction. I particularly love the game he invented called, “Grow a Greater Greg.” Only when I play it, I change the title to “Grow a Greater Pam.” Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but you get the point.
With no further adieu, here’s futurist and fabulous author, Greg Kuhn:
Halloween is almost upon us.
I don’t believe in ghost or monsters. Of course, I realize that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
I’ll be the first to admit, however, that I get scared easily.
The last time I watched Dawn of the Dead, in fact, I was up until 2 AM because I started thinking through what I’d do to protect our house if there was a zombie uprising. And then I started hearing noises outside our house.
Funny, huh? A forty-five-year-old man was unable to sleep, with a case of the creeps like a seven-year-old!
Yet despite the occasional lack of sleep or a heart rate spike, I still expose myself to zombie movies. I suppose, deep down, I enjoy being frightened. But do you know what scares people more than anything else? And not in an enjoyable way?
No, not Honey Boo-Boo.
That must be why zombies are so scary. But let me suggest that there is actually something exponentially scarier than death. And it’s something that, unfortunately, happens to millions of people each day.
Not being fully alive.
Believing that life is happening “to” you. Feeling powerless over your material experiences. Living as a victim, playing small, and hoping that whoever is in charge of things will someday deem you worthy enough to throw a few scraps from the table your way.
That, my friends, is almost worse than being dead. And it’s certainly scarier. I know; I’ve lived it.
Remember that Mark Twain quote, “The man who doesn’t read is no better off than the man who can’t read”?
This Halloween, amid the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, tweak that quote and remind yourself that the person who isn’t fully alive is no better off than the zombie.
Lucky for you, you know how to be fully alive. Simply remember to tell yourself better-feeling, believable stories, aligning your beliefs with your desires. Play “Grow a Greater Me” today with all the gusto and enthusiasm it deserves and you will solidify your standing among the ranks of those fully alive.
And keep Max Brooks’, The Zombie Survival Guide, on your nightstand. Just in case.
About the Author
Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living. Devoted readers have dubbed him “The Law of Attraction Science Guy”.
Until 2012, he wrote primarily with his father, Dr. Clifford Kuhn, M.D., about health, wellness, and productivity.
Since 2012, Greg has been busy writing his acclaimed Why Quantum Physicists… series: Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, and Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer. His newest book, How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, will be out in October 2013. All are available on Amazon.
Greg Kuhn lives in Louisville, KY with a wonderful wife and four fantastic sons (one by marriage) whom he couldn’t write without; you can read more at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com