a metaphor for the entire human problem, A Human Strategy, Matt Berry, aphorism 305


Taste is a stimulant; nutrition is essential — unequal in the power of appeal — but also unequal in the effect, and that should be enough to tip the scales.  But it does not.  The former remains as appealing as the latter remains effective.  Perhaps we can enlarge this into a metaphor for the entire human problem: our ideas of life are as stimulating as the mechanics of life are essential.

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