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Would a zombie who was full from eating brains move on to the next level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs?

Asked by talljasperman (21734points) January 27th, 2014

According to literature (or your imagination), once a zombie’s hunger is satisfied, would it move up on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs .'s_hierarchy_of_needs

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Seek's avatar

Zombies do not feel “full”.

According to Day of the Dead, they do not even require a stomach to eat. They will eat or attempt to eat as long as their brain remains intact. End of.

Inspired_2write's avatar

After food is taken care of then “clothing “and “shelter?”
According to Maslow’s Hierarcy of needs.

talljasperman's avatar

That would be funny to see zombies trying on clothes after taking over the Gap.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Tken this a step further… then shelter, then goals 9 education,job etc) and what one ends up with is Society as it is now.
Wonder how many people feel like a zombie in their daily life. Time to make life choices that make one feel good!

Berserker's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr That. Even in ’‘repose’’ state, a zombie will just act up again later and search for food. Their brains are wired mainly for this, and nothing else. Speaking of Day of the Dead, you can also condition a zombie to be friendly with you, but only if you keep regularly feeding it.

Maslow’s pyramid considers human evolution, and a zombie does not evolve. (unless it’s some virus/curse that eventually transforms them into mutants or something, but any case of that which I’ve seen in movies is always primarily based on killing and eating)

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Zombies are pure motorized instinct. They only have one instinct and that is to eat your flesh. Since they cannot digest brains their stomach and esophagus will fill up and they will no longer be able to eat. But they can still bite and turn you into a brain eater. Food for thought.

Berserker's avatar

If they were filled up like that, they WOULD keep eating, even if all the flesh just fell out of their mouth after.

ucme's avatar

So, if zombies never get full & therefore eat for the sake of eating, then the zombie invasion is already upon us.
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talljasperman's avatar

@ucme Lays potato chips , you just can’t eat one.

ucme's avatar

Pringle Eyeballs, once you pop, you just can’t stop.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t think so. Think about animals. Sometimes they got everything they need but why don’t they just evolve like what you describe?

downtide's avatar

Do zombies ever feel full? I mean, they’re dead. Their digestive systems don’t work any more, hence they get no nutrition from what they consume. So I don’t think they would ever be able to move past Step 1.

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