Re: There is No Insane Posted by Enoch on August 20, 1998 at 01:43:40:
In Reply to: There is No Insane posted by Andy on May 01, 1998 at 12:45:13:
There are ideas that insanity is just a reaction to an unusual situation.
What would you say about a woman who fears for her daughters lives and her own every day? The only thing that is certain in her mind is that the future holds only misery. Every day is a nightmare, and every night in sleep is a nightmare. She believes that her family would be better off dead. She is afraid of the world and afraid of life.
She's paranoid, correct?
What if i was to say that this woman lived in Lebanon, her husband and son killed in the war? Is she still paranoid? Mentally unstable?
More likely her surroundings are unstable, and this a perfectly rational reaction to it.
From _Sandman_, "Brief Lives" Delirium(sort of a demi-goddess) says of Emperor Norton:
"He's *not* mine is he? His madness.. his madness keeps him sane."
Does Maya exist to keep us sane? The Illusion of Time may be there to guard our perception, because we cannot filter that single instant?
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