When I pick up an article about meditation and see words like higher awareness, search for truth, freedom from suffering, I start to gag a little and clench up my teeny tiny mind. I am a sarcastic person and a cynic. Kind of proud of that, too. I'm just not interested in enlightenment. As a matter of fact, I'd choose superficiality over enlightenment any day. Let's see: Finding Nirvana vs.Shopping for Shoes?Quest for The Truth vs. Quest for the Perfect Pizza (crispy crust, sweet sauce)?
I say, if you have affection for the superficial, when you're there, enjoy it.
Can sarcastic and superficial people meditate? Seems that we can.