To be of two contradictory minds at once. Clear-headed, rational, materialist, scientific, Marxist-communist. Mix these with ecstatic, liminal, artistic, intoxicated to the point of drunkenness, anarchist. Don't settle for the academic's refusal of the feral side of existence. Don't settle for the New Ager's refusal of the shining light of blinding truth, ephemeral yet sharp. Tell stories. Dance. Write treatises. Perform experiments. Build fires. Ride out five tabs of acid in one go. Knowledge in the service of overflowing life. Gay Science.