alan wrote:It's good to be a rebellious teen. When you get older, new ideas emerge.
I think 'rebellion' perfectly describes the path and I don't think there is anything wrong with allowing rebellious music, art and/or literature to serve as a reminder of what we see as generally dissatisfying about normal life. Of course the rebellion of the path is far more fundamental, but for me, music is a useful and entertaining 'worldly' reminder. Don't get me wrong, I have a good job, a mortgage and a nice family and I don't walk around in band t-shirts, yelling 'METAL!' in old people's faces (and I'm pretty sure I never did ), but I keep a small portion of that rebellious attitude which comes to frequent use in my practice. And I would never give that up.