Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quote of The Day

"What happens after a person jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge but Survives? Typically, they undergo a permanent spiritual transformation! So now I'm thinking, is there any way to create this effect without such a high chance of dying? What if we could do it with a low but still significant chance of dying? Would it be worth it? Many tribal cultures put everyone through a dangerous ritual before becoming an adult. Our own culture is terrified of physical injury or death, to the point of being puritanical. Eventually we might understand that when the death rate gets too low, survival becomes inversely correlated with quality of life, and we need culturally acceptable ways to face real danger." ~Ran Prieur

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