My class at St. Pauls High School has just started reading "Brave New World" and one thing in the book has stuck me as odd. Soma in the noval is taken by people in Brave new World when they feel any kind of emotion not programmed in them already. I think Huxley was right when he predicted drugs like Soma in the future. We have many kinds of drugs taken by millions in this country that deal with making people feel better about themselves and people around them, drugs like Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Luvox are all forms of drugs that make you feel better. Are we already living in a "Brave New World" and don't know it? Maybe in our world today we can find that mind controlling is not the way of the future because without knowing the bad, you will never know the good.