OBSERVATION: We have evolved to hunger for things and power for survival just as a zombie hungers for a juicy brain. Our weaknesses are just an evolution of our animalistic and base tendencies. Making our lives simpler does not remove them - just reduces their impact on other people. However, I take comfort that our humanity is also marked by compassion and empathy and makes being a human worthwhile -- even amidst all of the ugliness of the world. I have pride, I lust, I want (as opposed to need), but I also love, cry with friends, and care what happens to humans who have no impact on my life.