Soma Holiday

I am reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I am especially intrigued by the constant dialogue about and socially acceptable use of Soma.

"There is alwaya soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half holiday, a gramme for a weekend, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon..."

There are so many modern day parallels, just found in different forms but still causing the same effect: detachment from the harsh realities and consistent pain associated with embracing our world and living life in authenticity.