Re: Will there be time to Relax?

Chris Fedeli (
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:53:47 -0400

Aaron Davidson wrote:
> Will we really have time to enjoy life in the future? Or will we be
> constantly struggling in an intense battle to keep up with the trajectory
> of future change.

Maybe the answer to this is in how we chose to restructure ourselves in the future.

Right now we tend to be a bunch of lazy biological animals. A billion years of evolution has ingrained in us a predilection for conserving energy between meals and enjoying relaxation. Modern cultural programming is mostly in favor of the opposite - work like hell and get ahead. Hence civilization's discontent.

When it is possible for me to thoroughly re-enigneer my wants and desires, I might choose to do away with the "rest and relaxation = pleasure" response altogether and replace it with an unchecked preference for growth and extension of myself. Then I could have the best of both worlds - continuous advancement and constant pleasure.