Thursday, May 17, 2018

Morning After Sanity

Have you ever woken up with a hangover and vowed to never drink again? Have you ever been so in love that you do stupid things?

Don't you feel that life sometimes bounces between sanity and madness?

I wonder if this is a manifestation of the endless battle between our lizard brains and our intellect.
We all have limbic systems that drive our animal appetites. Sex n' drugs n' rock and roll are desirable because the primitive lizard brains that sit inside of our glorious human brains says they are. Your limbic system is what drives you to do both the things necessary for survival and the things you really oughtn't like lust and gluttony. For Christians, we face a constant fight with our limbic systems as we strive to be what the Bible tells us to be. When we fail, we're hypocrites. We preach one thing and do another.
But what is that morning after feeling? It's when the intellect takes the lizard out behind the barn and gives it a whuppin. Why did it win?

I don't know about you, but my lizard is weakest in the morning. A cup of coffee and my intellect is ready to kick some lizard butt. Coming home from work in the evening with a fridge full of craft IPAs waiting for me, that time is a different story.

Or is it that the intellect takes effort and gets weary while the lizard is always there with the same level of energy? Hmm.

He never goes away, never gets weaker, never sleeps.

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