[Intro] Go into your imagination Go into your imagination Go into your imagination
I was at the Museum of Art in New York I was in this amazing room You know, it had all these priceless paintings From the late Renaissance hanging in it Each painting worth, who knows A billion dollars, maybe They're priceless paintings So, the room was It's a shrine And it was full of people from all over the world Who were looking at these paintings? You think, well, what the hell are these people doing ? Coming to this room? Looking at these paintings
Every Social animal And even many animals who aren't social Are embedded in a dominance hierarchy (Okay, let’s go) The dominance hierarchy has a structure Or we couldn't call it a dominance hierarchy Dominance hierarchy A, B, C Thousands of them across thousands of years What's central to all of them? That's the pyramid of value What question do you need answered About the pyramid of value? What's at the top? 'Cause that's the ideal That's the eye at the top of the pyramid The golden Buddha in the lotus
And I enrolled in a Swim-sercise course I think it was called So, it was me and this Like, really overweight kid And like, these 60-year-old women And, man, they could out-exercise me like mad It was really embarrassing me And the overweight kid, you know We'd be just panting ourselves three quarters to death At the end of the bloody workout And these 60-year-old women Who weren't in great shape were, like, you know Chatting away as if nothing was going on At all in the pool So that was quite embarrassing, and
Even something as simple as Like, eye contact in a situation where There's a possibility of finding a Sexual partner is a very important component Because eye contact indicates interest And it also indicates, at least in principle The possibility of approach And so, approach is dopaminergically mediated And it's a positive emotional state And that's also why, interestingly enough If you go into a pharmacy And there's a rack of magazines What's on the cover?
I got married Well, my, the woman who's my wife, Tammy Who I've known since she was eight years old She lived across the street from me In this little town called Fairview And I was in love with her, like The first time I saw her Which is quite a bloody thing So that's worked out pretty well for me But she came to live with me About the same time and, you know We decided jointly To get our act together And we swore that we'd tell each other the truth I think she's actually done better than me
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