Instant Gratification and Tea

Girl with Cell Phone and Tea, Technology and tea.I am, like most of us, a product of my culture.  Instant gratification may as well be stamped into my DNA.  Over the weekend, a coworker offered me a sip of his tulsi, and I scoffed at it.  “I know it’s really good for you,” I admitted, “but it’s a longevity-thing.  Right now I need some caffeine.  And, if what I drink is not going to make me feel awake, I want it to do something else—calm my senses, clear up my sinuses, alter my vision—something that I can notice right away.”  This was how the subject of instant gratification came up.

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