yais very true what you posted, and yet, though barriers are what ultimately transform us into a unique person, not every barrier is necessary - and some are even bad for you. i guess the unique mix is the thing. and even then, we see there always still is this trend towards ecstasy. more potent/intense ecstasy seems to always replace less potent/intense ecstasy in things. i think american culture and society has displayed this in many ways; possibly rome and mayan cultures and society, and others too. its very hard to reverse ecstasy i think. once you get to have it, its very very hard to go backwards to not having it. thats probably why there seems to be this big invisible arrow pointing this trend forward to more and more ecstasy: it can go forward, but it cant go backwards. thus, it always just notches up. if we never aged, would we ever stop playing what are ultimately games of sexual relevance - the kind that teenagers are so absorbed into? maybe we would just keep playing them forever, notching up to ever increasingly potent states of ecstasy as achieved by taking down different barriers to sexual relevance over and over. maybe this is why humans age at the rate that they do. maybe there was a group of humans a long time ago in our evolutionary past that didnt age like we do today, and as a result ultimately became so decadent and self indulgent that they destroyed themselves. supposing we took down every barrier, i think we would uiltimately end up looking like kefka. kefka in my eyes, is an ultimate human being. he has taken down every single barrier and now always constantly exists in a state of pure and absolute ecstasy. could you say that you would act any differently if you had all of your barriers taken down? you would probably act just like kefka; probably anyone would. in the future when technology improves in such a way that it actually can take down many big physical barriers to ecstasy (scarcity, aging, death, injury) we might eventually see a figure in power rise up and self proclaim himself as a god of everything and become a brand new kefka. if the trend to ecstasy can only notch up, then its even likely that we would eventually see this happen one day. thats going to be an interesting conflict for human history.