Some People See Things Very Differently.
(Like Zombies For Instance)
There is an interesting philosophical debate that is called ‘problem of other minds’. The central question is “how do I know that another person thinks, reasons and experiences emotion as I do? How do I know you have a mind at all? How do I know you’re not a Zombie. Traditionally speaking, they appear “normal” but their mind is a tabula rasa; there is no higher brain function. You look the same as I do, (maybe not as good looking, but just in general), and you at least act as if you have similar mental workings but you could just be acting, so that when I least expect it you may feast on my brains.
In writing my blog I’m going to give you all the benefit of the doubt that you are not zombies, although many of my stories and observations that I make remind us that as we often automatically assume that we are all very alike and adhere to the same social and societal rules. Our assumptions come crashing down when we meet so weirdo behaving strangely or find ourselves in odd situations where the rules seemed to have changed without our consent. And let’s be honest, this conundrum can be very funny indeed.
This blog is a collection of stories, observations, opinion pieces along with whatever else seems interesting enough to publish. It’s a little bit fun and a-lot-a-bit mental.
I call it FUN(da)MENTAL READING. Enjoy.
- Pete Campbell
PETE CAMPBELL is a Creative: Writer/Producer based from Australia, now based in LA. He has worked on projects for McDonalds, So You Think You Can Dance, Nikon, TEN, The Waratahs, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sydney Opera House, Bankwest, HP, Gumtree, Kijiji Taiwan and a stack more.