fredag 29 augusti 2014

Vid sidan av politiken - Aldous Huxley


“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

"Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.”
 

Aldous Huxley 

 

4 kommentarer:

  1. Om detta vore Facebook så skulle jag Gilla...

    SvaraRadera
  2. kanske vi ska öppna en facebooksida (får hjärt&lungproblem vid blotta tanken).

    SvaraRadera
  3. Jag har Facebook, och mår bra än så länge... ;-)

    SvaraRadera