With this vast potential comes a crushingly vast set of responsibilities. To free ourselves from all desire, including the desire to be free of all desire. To challenge people to question the assumptions we can only assume they make. To see the world not as it is but as it could be, populated by slightly taller, better-looking versions of ourselves. To clad ourselves in armor and ardor for our impending battle with the Beast with One Back. To solve the planet’s problems with technology and creativity and the patience to wait as others do these things for us.
And patience is the key. Life is perhaps best understood as a Higher Power conducting a focus group in order to determine what it is we really want. The road is long and filled with temptation. An aphrodisiac macaroni and cheese called Kraft K’mere would probably solve all of your problems, but I’m here to tell you to hold out for more. This is the essential nature of faith.
This elevated state may take years or even lifetimes to achieve, so remember not to despair if you find yourself at the end of this particular conga line. There is a reason why writers and shamans and DJs are meant to decipher the code for the rest of our differently-gifted brethren. You’re what we fight for every single day and don’t you ever think that you’re not worth it.