Transcendence is the counterforce to survival. Human beings have a natural yearning to go beyond survival. From the beginning of time, human beings have looked for a way to experience a deeper transcendence. When they could not do so naturally, they turned to substances. They turned to substances because clearly the human being is thirsty for some higher experience. And one way or another people seek it out.
So then what does getting high really mean? It means getting to a higher state of consciousness. And by sparking our own inner flame, we can reach this high state in the most healthy, wholesome and successful way.