Isn’t a miserable reality better than the most interesting illusion?
It’s a good question from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Even if you could spend weeks off your box in outer space, you would need to return to reality eventually. Probably.
Better to have highs and lows than one constant, even if that constant is awe.
Time to read some more Philip K. Dick, I think.
Started reading Valis. This is from page 10:
What he did not know then is that it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
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