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BODY enters world. Spirit enters body. Go.
FIND a Bible on your parents’ bookshelf. Sneak it into your room and hide it under your pillow.
DREAM about a white unicorn.
GET beaten up at school. Demand an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.
READ Origin of the Species. Become an agnostic. Ask your Sunday School teacher if Adam and Eve “did it.”
READ Nietzche. Become an atheist. Pity a nun.
READ Camus. Become an existentialist. Pity yourself.
JOIN SDS. Go to the Moratorium. Miss the march, but get blasted. Piss in the reflecting pool.
QUIT college. Hitchhike to the Coast. Get a ride with a primal therapist. Go back to Go.
CRASH at a commune. Take LSD. Listen to the earth breathe. Smile the Buddha smile.
GET busted for ripping off a Ravi Shankar album. Get crabs at a love-in. Get indigestion at a Hare Krishna feast.
READ Be Here Now, Tao Te Ching, The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, The Autobiography of a Yogi, Memories of an Ex-Prom Queen, the Bhagavad Gita, TV Guide.
TAKE up yoga. Do a headstand on the ceiling at a party.
TAKE up astrology, vegetarianism, witchcraft, Tarot, I Ching, palmistry, organic gardening, hip capitalism, Zen macrobiotics, magazine publishing.
BUY sunglasses and become a dealer. Talk tough but hip. Get burned. Tell your friends you’ll quit as soon as you make enough to go to India.
GO to India. Get dysentery, worms, lose your traveler’s checks and all your worldly possessions. Meet a wizened old man whose eyes are filled with light. Visa runs out. Return immediately.
VISIT your parents back home. Try to explain, between commercials, how you’ve changed.
MEDITATE, procrastinate, levitate, germinate, salivate, lubricate, fascinate, elevate, communicate.
GROW a tomato. Build a house in the country. Live in the city. Get married. Get divorced. Get married again. Have a child. Drop in. Drop out. Be yourself. Be someone else. Be everybody. Be nobody. Be everything. Be nothing.