"But, see, distraction is like covering up a mess you don't feel like cleaning up. You might be putting off clean-up, but it's still there, staring you down, waiting for you to notice. Those negative emotions you avoid confronting, they won't go away, and at some point they'll start oozing through the walls of distraction you've built and stain your life."
"But modern humans have strayed so far off this way of life they would rather have their distractions rather than actually live, like sugar addicts who would rather have their sugar than their health."
"In this way, distraction is like any other temptation to which you do not yield - an evil in itself, but an instrument for humbling you and making you vile in your ..."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.