If the purpose of traditional schooling is an attempt at preparing children for the real world—a world where they will be coerced or forced into activities that they’d rather not do for most of their waking hours—then today’s school is at least helping them have realistic expectations about their future.
We must come to realize how lucky we are to be alive and conscious—to have this amazing planet that we are perfectly adapted to. We need no air scrubbers, no protein synthesizers, and no laser cannons.
In an effort to facilitate more people (including us) leaning into new sensations that lead to pleasure, we are compiling a list of sensations worth exploring so we can turn it into some kind of epic art project that we can pass out to our friends, strangers, people soliciting merchandise or religion at our door, and more specifically, you (our readers).
I like to think of it like this: if my life were a work of fiction and there were an author writing the story, there must be small parts of my life that act as foreshadowing to the important events in my future.
My main resolution for 2019 is all about pleasure; it rejects the expectations that society, my friends and family, and even I have put on myself. It is the resolution that has been hidden underneath every resolution about weight loss or changing my body that I have ever made: