Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Well, we're aware for a reason

Walked by a guy outside of a bar today.  He was smoking a cigarette, had a bit of a reddish face, and looked nicely buzzed.  I know the feeling well.  I saw that he saw a world of potential splendor, and that, at least for that particular moment, he was awash in his buzz (right so), but also that the buzz was the result of an intoxicating substance.  Well.  The buzz is also a state of mind, a type of awareness, and because we have the ability to be aware, because we are conscious and think abstractly and take input in multiple directions and can reason with it, why not consider differing perspectives that are albiet, dependent on chemical inducement?  There's really no reason, save the possibility that you cannot return from this place to a baseline.  But, then again, what's the point of returning to a baseline?  What if you don't have to worry about survival, and only about your own life, your own quality of life, and you enjoy partaking in consciousness diversions of a sort, mostly through the experimentation with particular substances?

What's precisely wrong with that?  Not for me, but for people.  Why not? 

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