One of the most punk rock things you could do would be to simply love your body. It is a pleasure and action center, and that is what it makes it wonderful and precious—not how it looks. So no matter your estimation of your body’s “beauty,” enjoy it and treat it well. Get an annual physical. Exercise. Don’t eat shit. Don’t smoke. Drink alcohol in moderation. If you ride a bicycle in New York City, wear a helmet, get lights, and don’t ride drunk or angry.

And be careful with drugs. Harsh criminal and moral stances on substances have encouraged a reactionary position of idealization. The brain is not plastic and can be damaged. If you choose to use recreationally, never accept drugs from strangers and always test them if possible. Also, consider whether your use is actually recreational or are you medicating pain?