Timothy Leary’s advice to the Sixties counterculture—turn on, tune in, drop out—was actually a love note to Augustus Owsley Stanley. But what if your mission is to under-stimulate yourself? To turn off, tune out, drop in. To embrace a simple life. Where would you start?
Contrary to cultural imperatives, our life task is not to get educated, make money, have kids and die discreetly. It is to find ourselves within ourselves. Non-stop doing is a morbid state. Gentlemen, turn off your engines.