Am Staying Firmly Rooted

in the pleasure centers of the brain.  Pain?  Stress?  That's someone else's problem.  Love, pleasure and a good sense of humor...what it's all about, folks.
As I understand it, the pleasure center in the brain is the cerebral cortex. It's like the center of a tree trunk as it's forming. We're firmly rooted there when we're kids. When we become adults, and take on responsibility, the outer layers of tree bark, bullshit that we've been exposed to, through experience and through bombardment by the media, cover that tender center, which is still there, buried somewhere in all that bullshit.