Wednesday, December 19, 2007

laings reaction

i think this guy has a lot of crazy ideas about the body and the mind and how we live our life. When i first read it i honestly thought he was full of crap, that he was simply trying to justify why he himself is so weird and isolated. And try to prove that its normal for people now a days to act like this, but after rereading a couple of times and hearing other opinions about him he seemed to make a lot of sense. He also backed up all his arguments so i couldn't prove him wrong. He says that being normal isn't a good thing "normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years" and "there are forms of alienation that are relatively strange to statistically "normal" forms of alienation. the "normal" alienated person, by reason of the fact that acts more or less like everyone else, is taken to be sane." he is saying its bad to be "normal" and can be dangerous to others. That we miss most of our lives feeling,dreams, childhood etc because its the norm in socity

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