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Zom 100 anime may not be the kind of anime that I would enjoy watching since a zombie apocalypse story isn’t my kind of thing.

But I have to admit that the anime has its own twist when it comes to how it portrays zombies.

Instead of seeing the bloodied zombies, you’ll see bright splashes of color on them

Heck, even the fart is also in rainbow color.

Yes, it’s amusing to see that zombies fart just as much as humans do.

Some of you will argue that the bright color splashes on the zombie must be the anime’s failed attempt at censorship.

But I beg to differ on that.

Rather than it’s a form of censorship, the bright color splash is more like representing the main character’s state of mind when the zombie apocalypse happened.

Imagine having the zombie apocalypse as the thing that sets you free from the hellish working environment.

Of course, you’re going to view the situation with a rainbow-tinted glass, right?

While the anime comes with a chock of life lessons that we can ponder, I will say that this one life lesson is pure gold in the Zom 100 anime.

And that is life is too short to be in a job that you hate.

That’s not what anyone would sign up for

For those who aren’t familiar with the Zom 100 anime, the story revolves around Akira Tendou who is a new hire in a well-known advertising firm.

Just like any new hire, he’s brimming with energy and ready to do his best in any task assigned to him.

But it doesn’t take that long for his ambition to shatter when he realizes that the company he works for is a black company.

Not only he has to work to the bone. But many of his colleagues disappear one by one too.

It’s either they died because of overwork or suicide. At one point, he even thought about committing suicide because of how much he loathes his job.

The only reason that keeps him going all these years is thanks to his female colleague and also his first love, Saori Otori.

But even that part of his life is short-lived when he discovers that Saori is his boss’ mistress.

Being in that situation, he can choose to resign from the company to save himself from misery. But he can’t just walk away and let everybody else shoulder his work.

People in his company are already overworked. He can’t bear to save himself at the expense of others.

Another side of the spectrum

And then we have Akira’s friend, Kencho, who seems to have everything going great for him.

He has a high-paying job as a realtor, he knows people in high places. And he even has a beautiful girlfriend who happens to be a model.

Life is perfect for Kencho, unlike Akira who has a miserable life.

But despite having all the wonderful things going on in his life, he wasn’t happy with his life, particularly his job.

Sure, the pay is great. But the job makes him feel miserable on the inside when he has to lie to his clients to get them to sign the expensive contract.

While not all of us experience the same thing as Akira, I can bet that many of us can relate to what Kencho is experiencing.

You pursue all the things that society expects you to have. But rather than feeling happy about it, you feel miserable about your life.

If that’s what you’re experiencing right now, you’re not alone.

The antidote to working in a job that you hate, Zom 100 anime style

In one of the episodes of Zom 100 anime, Kencho told Akira that he always wanted to be a comedian since he was a kid.

The only reason that made him not pursue his childhood dream is simply because it goes against the social construct.

While Kencho was clear about his childhood dream, Akira on the other hand can’t seem to remember what his childhood dream was.

The only thing that he knew for sure is working in a well-known advertising firm is never his dream.

So, what can we draw from these two characters then?

Well, it’s time for you to rekindle your passion, be it something that you always dream of since you were a kid.

Or it can be something that you’re passionate about as an adult.

But you can’t make a living pursuing those dreams

Well, I won’t deny that many of our childhood dreams or passions aren’t the things that we can do to put food on the table.

Heck, many of them can be a ridiculous pursuit too.

But here’s the thing about those dreams and passions of yours – it’s there for a reason.

You can choose not to pursue them if you wish. But you’ll come to regret not doing any of them when you’re on your deathbed.

That’s not something you want to have when you’re on your deathbed, right?

No matter how ridiculous your dreams and passions may seem to others, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to pursue them.

And yes, even if you think you’re too old for that.

Think what you want to do won’t bring you any income?

Well, try pursuing that dream or passion first. You can always figure out how you can capitalize on your pursuit later.

That’s what happened to Akira. After quite some time, he finally realized that he always dreamed of becoming a hero as a kid.

Yup, even Kencho tried not to laugh at his face when Akira told him that.

Even though it was only a short pursuit for him, he still did it despite not getting paid and how dangerous the situation is.

At least he finally pursues what he always dreamed of which is good enough for him.

The best time to start is now

Believe me, you don’t have to wait until the zombie apocalypse or anything equivalent to start pursuing your dreams and passions.

The time to make all those dreams and passions come to life is now.

That’s what matters the most.

If there’s one thing you can learn from Akira and Kencho is this – pursue them while you still have the chance to do so.

You can’t do any of those things anymore when you’re about to embark on your journey to the afterlife.

P.S. Imagine living a life where there’s no end to the abuse you experience. And you can’t even tell anyone about it, not even your close friend.

That’s what Risa Akagi and her stepsister, Chiyu, experienced when their mother suddenly becomes abusive towards them, leading her to want to kill them.

What will happen to Risa and Chiyu? Will they be able to escape from their mother’s wrath with their life still intact?

That’s what my psychological suspense light novel, The Diary of Modern Cinderella, is all about.

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