Why do zombies dominate popular culture? Writing for Aeon, David Andrew Stoler claims it’s the age-0ld fear of living forever:
“The creepiest thing about them is that they are, essentially, us: all zombies lived their lives — woke up each morning, had coffee, worked at petty beefs with their spouses like loose teeth, held their children’s hands on the way to school — before whatever it was that overcame them. And, just as with anyone in Dante’s Inferno, the state that they’re in is a state that will last not just until the end of time, but beyond. A zombie trapped in a well will remain there forever, getting hungrier and hungrier as the millennia pass.”
I noticed recently at a park during twilight how groups of people slogged about like zombies pursuing their insatiable appetite for Pokemon.
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