We've been accused of being egomaniacs at least a few times here at bodyinmind.com, and here's an idea that will certainly get our detractors all worked up: bodyinmind.com is actually the cog-pin holding modern civilization together. Have you ever wondered why the world hasn't gone completely to shit? Have you ever wondered what's keeping that from happening? Is it religion or greed that gets us out of bed even while the latest news provides us with every reason not to? Is it humanitarianism or the possibility of love that keeps us civil even though 99% of the people we encounter every day are assholes? Or maybe there's some kind of unknown momentum that keeps it all moving forward? The reality is, civilization is nothing more than an ongoing battle between those of us who love the good in people and hate the bad, and those who hate the good and love the bad. The "good" in people is our minds and our bodies: our minds discover and invent the things we need to live (our values) while our bodies create and enjoy them. Our values include many things but perhaps the two most important are reason and romance. Reason is belief in the value of thinking, while romance is belief in the value of sex. Today many people are trying to destroy our faith in reason and our love of sex by convincing us that they are mutually exclusive. Reason, they tell us, is irrelevant to our day-to-day lives (which means the physical world), and sex, they say, is a mindless animal act (which means un-intellectual). But in fact thinking is vital to every single thing we do (most especially in a confusing physical world!) and sex is our greatest reward for living - and thinking - well. The world today is trying hard to separate the mind from the body, our values from sex, ideas from nudity, and thinking from beauty because it is trying to destroy itself. There can be no human life without both and bodyinmind.com is the only one we know of actively trying to keep them together. When BiM goes the world will go. You can count on it. And that is the thought that makes our detractors smile.