I am glad I asked the question "what makes you beat" because the two responces I got really answered it for me. I see it as finding yourself not only through music, art, and literature, while that is a big part of it. But finding your self through the world and the way you live. I am very happy and excited with this new revolation in my life. I am currently reading a biography about Jack Kerouac. What are you reading and listening to right now? Any suggestions for me?