Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” -Terence McKenna, Reclaim your mind
Selling your soul isn’t about making a deal with the devil; it’s about breaking your pact with progress and potential.
Hell is what you experience when you abandon your right to evolve (and create) in exchange for the security of fitting in and the safety of doing what you’re told.
Some things were never meant to be outsourced.
Your freedom, your individuality, and your creative autonomy are at the top of that list.