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So let me share a fun fact with you. I have never had any form of caffeine in my system. Ever.
It’s true, I’ve never had a cup of coffee, a sip of tea, or even a drink of cola. It hasn’t been easy, let me tell you. When I was teaching high school, there were days when I came close to cracking. Granted there were also days that made me want to take up drinking booze too.
So why people drink coffee is a small puzzle to me. I get that caffeine is a stimulant, and in the morning a shot of it can really get you going. What I don’t understand is the motivation behind the first cup. Do we as a society have a permanent need for it? Have decades of conditioning by older generations taught us that we need caffeine to get moving in the morning? Or has this all been a product of an overzealous marketing scheme that has worked so well people have a hard time considering cutting it from their routines?
Now coffee isn’t the only stimulant that we enjoy. In fact, I’d wager to say that the modified community probably has more sources of stimulation that the rest of the world. We’re in tune with our bodies, we know what we can and cannot do to stimulate ourselves (and I’m not talking about sex, although that is a factor to some). Heck, for some the absence of stimulation can act as a stimulant to some. So when we see people all over the world reaching for a pot of coffee in the morning, are they going for it because they’re addicted, or is it some primal urge for stimulation that humans possess, but most cannot express? The modded community has learned a great deal about stimulation over the centuries, and can tap into that base need in many different ways, and can even express their desires openly. Yet to the majority of people, those who haven’t tapped into a deeper form of self-awareness, is caffeine their way of coping?
I suppose this is all just food for thought. Which I guess exposes where I get my stimulation from. I don’t need caffeine because as long as my mind is active and engaged, I don’t need that extra boost.
The bottom line in all this is that no matter my thoughts towards caffeine, there are those out there that genuinely love the rush that it delivers. I think it’s safe to assume that the submitter of this photo, Ouza, is one of the many who just loves the kick of a good cup of coffee.
So I heard you like your coffee crisp? Am I wrong? How do you like your coffee? And if you’re not a coffee drinker, where do you get stimulation fix from?