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Reality, as such, threatening engulfment or implosion, is the persecutor.

In fact, we are all only two or three degrees Fahrenheit from experiences of this order. Even a slight fever, and the whole world can begin to take on a persecutory, impinging aspect.

—RD Laing, The Divided Self, p 46 (via hmclandress)



"It is not the people who are locked up in asylums who are truly mad, but the politicians and generals who are ready to destroy the human race at the push of a button."

- R.D. Laing

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

— RD Laing, psychiatrist and author (1927-1989)

(Source: lyssahumana)

Existential Depression in Gifted Children

"Because gifted children are able to consider the possibilities of how things might be, they tend to be idealists. However, they are simultaneously able to see that the world is falling short of how it might be. Because they are intense, gifted children feel keenly the disappointment and frustration which occurs when ideals are not reached. Similarly, these youngsters quickly spot the inconsistencies, arbitrariness and absurdities in society and in the behaviors of those around them."

(Source: mappingthemoon)


"I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."


"I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."

The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.

— Erich Fromm (via randomglory)