Consciousness also gives us a level of control we never had before, if we can escape this dangerous middle ground and re-take control of the lower levels--of ourselves, and of other people. Recognize and accept the hard-wiring, and use it. It is the control panel of our motivations, the helm of our will. Before us is a button labeled desire. Push it--we all want desire, right?
Many of the images I have always carried in my head of desirable
interpersonal interactions are heavily based on mutual hacking, on
intentionally pushing those buttons to raise the level of experience to
something well above mundane life. It is perhaps even a defining
characteristic of my "ideal" companion that she enjoy not just
meta-cognition, but meta-behavior. Those are key ingredients of a truly
...because a part of me says I don't really want someone who lacks the
strength, courage and enthusiasm to make a warm start out of every
opportunity life brings.
- simonfunk's "Hacking La Femme"