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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Quote of the week.

“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

Eddie

20 comments:

Tom said...

...normal is a setting on your washing machine.

Mary Kirkland said...

Well now that's food for thought.

Phil Slade said...

Too much of today's "mental illness" stems from the use of drugs and is therefore preventable.

by JFM said...

Who is to say what is "normal"...not I.
Something to ponder šŸ’®

William Kendall said...

I like that one.

Missy George said...

Who knows what normal is when it comes to mental status? Something to think about.

carol l mckenna said...

Great quote and food for thought ^_^

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Denise inVA said...

A very thought provoking article, thank you for sharing it. I hope one day that mental illness will have a less negative effect when mentioned in passing. We really all ought to be more open about the subject, and show people we care.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The thing is: it is difficult to measure what is "normal".

God bless.

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, it is not normal for me to not know what to say, but alas I am speechless.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

What is normal anyway.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito interessante este artigo.
Um abraƧo e continuaĆ§Ć£o de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, a normalidade das doenƧas e em tudo Ʃ relativa, o texto Ʃ prefeito, contribui para esclarecer.
ContinuaĆ§Ć£o de boa semana,
AG

NanaDiana said...

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mxtodis123 said...

I worked for many years with mentally ill drug abusers. Their stories would break your heart.

Beca said...

Very insightful. ♥
xx Beca

Debbie said...

so much truth here, everyone should read this!!

Amy Purdy said...

Interesting. I will have to ponder this for a while.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very true!