Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Insanity

Friedrich Nietzsche,
"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."

R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience,
"A child born today in the United Kingdom stands a ten times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university … This can be taken as an indication that we are driving our children mad more effectively than we are genuinely educating them. Perhaps it is our way of educating them that is driving them mad."

Elizabeth Wurtzel,
"Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it."

A classy example of insanity:
Why all is lost: Ford sells an F150 every 35 seconds
https://www.treehugger.com/cars/why-all-lost-ford-sells-f150-every-35-seconds.html
2017 was one of three warmest years on record, international report confirms
http://www.noaa.gov/news/2017-was-one-of-three-warmest-years-on-record-international-report-confirms

Marcus Aurelius,
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."