Monday, 15 May 2017

The real hopeless victims of mental illness



The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” Aldous Huxley Brave New World Revisited House of Cards series 2 the American version ,lots of anonymous blogs..... set in the aftermath of an election. The characters are lonely, broken, psychotic , ambitious, deluded, hopeful , scared, looking for love, caring and innocent and brutal. Erm that rings a bell.....who is Frank Underwood in this situation....perhaps he is in all of us or in none of us...is he our collective shadow.? or the bogeyman at the end of the polling station?. I just dont know...did I ever know? `

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