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Everyone is a little fucked up in the head, in their own way.
What do you think?
Is Huxley right? Those that are most successful and developed in our society are actually the most sick?
It depends on how you define success. I define success as helping others/society – by doing the least amount of harm, and doing the most amount of good. This existence is rather strange, and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t act crazy in some way. People think that I am crazy for giving so much money to charity, for example. I don’t understand this existence at all, and all I have to guide me is my own ethical intuition.
Life is strange, for sure.
It often seems to me that the most dominant drive in many people is to do the most emotional damage to others as possible in the shortest amount of time. I do not understand this world very well. Local charities are a great thing. I’m generous as well, from a behind-the-scenes kind of way. Of course I dressed as Super Chicken and went to the dentist’s office today, if that tells us anything.
Yeah. What he says is true. And you can tell when you have a conversation with them and they sound like a recording serving up a stock response. They hardly ever stop to think about the meaning of the things they say abnd do. Now that is reall mental ilness…
But that’s not what he’s saying, he’s not saying that the most successful and developed people are the ones who are most sick. He’s saying that everyone who’s normal, and doesn’t seem to have any mental challenges; they aren’t depressed, they aren’t socially anxious, they aren’t otherwise mentally sick, are in fact the ones who ARE sick, because They accept the world we have created here, that we might call our society.
But what he’s also implying is that there is something Wrong about society, and that it is Wrong of people to ignore it!
And to that I agree completely!
I like to say, how do you define sane, in an insane society?