The Meaning of Survival
Friday, July 09, 2010
Location: Caffeina's Coffee and Wireless (Wisteria)
Why am I wandering around out here in the east, letting the sun bake me alive before rain sweeps in to drench clothes and sleeping bag; scrubbing showers in exchange for this week's food, playing mind games with sadists, and letting one promise of erotic pleasure after another come within arm's reach, and then slip away?
I could have stayed back in that comfy world of the "easy" job, surrounded by friends, comforts of home, plenty of weed to smoke, and all that. What do I seek? Why are "food" and "shelter" -- things most of us bourgeois westerners already have in abundance -- on my list of goals to create? Zac nails the issue directly in his latest podcast, which I miraculously found the bandwidth to download out here. In essence, it all comes down to the need for meaning.