By Serge Kreutz
Life is senseless, useless. And because there is a high probability that dying will mean agony, it would be better to already be dead. Cognition can go this far.
But even though we know that being dead would be preferable, and even though we can try to avoid dying in a terrible manner, the human dilemma is that most of us cannot just commit suicide. It is so much against what our genes have programmed us for. Decisions to commit suicide usually do not work. Often enough, they are reverted at the last moment.
Humans typically think that they are the best of evolution. But most probably, we are one of the numerous, numerous models that are discarded after some time by self-replicating molecules for being sub-optimal. It’s because self-cognition gets in the way of self-replication.
So what to do?
One option would be drugs, preferably opiates. At least we feel good, in spite of all that senselessness. And death from opiates would be a predictable comfortable exitus.
The other option is optimal sex. That also feels good. It can even feel fantastic, and like opiates and pipe dreams, optimal sex can let us forget that all is senseless. And we definitely can prepare for a comfortable death.
Most of my writing is about the subordinate aspects of arranging optimal sex. The senselessness of existence is a higher ranking topic, but it is covered in just a limited number of sentences.
Pursuing drugs and pursuing sex are topics on the same level, but drugs, like the senselessness of our existence, as a topic does not warrant all that much detailed attention.
But when I write about pursuing optimal sex, great detail is of relevance: how society provides a cultural frame in which we seek optimal sex, and how it impacts on us; and how we can modulate our organisms so that they will be primed for optimal sexual function and optimal sexual experience.