The other day, I was getting food and the cashier asked me if I wanted a receipt. I declined, yet he still gave me one. Though this may be a simple mistake, it makes me wonder: are we living in a thoughtless society? Are we just a bunch of selfie-snapping, internet-trolling, social-media-addicted zombies?
Sometimes it seems that people don't think when making decisions. Many just impulsively act without imagining potential consequences of events.
Seems zombie-esque, right?
Sometimes we don't even know why we do what we do. Consider college; so many students apathetically get degrees in fields they don't care about very much. Then, they go on to get jobs they really don't like, doing things that they really don't want to do. Living life becomes an autopilot experience. And we're so complacent about it all.
Society is a bureaucratic monster that pulls us into its monotonous system. By definition, a bureaucrat is one who works by a fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment. We should just rename "The Walking Dead" to "The Walking Bureaucrats".
With all the world's distractions, it's easy to fall into this bureaucratic complacency. It's also easy to forget who you are and what you truly enjoy doing, which leads to a loss of motivation and purpose in life.
The sheer abundance of choices transforms decision-making into a more difficult process. Try and let go of the distractions in life that preclude you from being who you think you're meant to be.
When you do, you'll start to realize what your goals are and who you want to be. Find something that interests you and get passionate about it. Success is yours for the taking, but stop being a zombie minion.