Log in

No account? Create an account
Lux [userpic]
by Lux (bloodyeye_mari)
at March 8th, 2005 (02:45 pm)

current mood: ate too much

Found this at http://unicorn.phoenixrising-web.net/shelp/madness.htm :
Clifford Whittingham Beers, made this point in his book A Mind that Found Itself. He wrote:

Most sane people think that no insane person can reason logically. But this is not so. Upon unreasonable premises I made most reasonable deductions, and that at the time when my mind was in its most disturbed condition.

Insane behavior can result from one paranoid false assumption. One can be totally logical about everything else and yet still be insane. The most dangerous form of insanity is that in which one can reason logically. A paranoid man who can make intelligent plans can do a lot more damage than a paranoid man who cannot.

So, basically, one cannot assume that madness is downright irrationality. If even madness has its rules & logic, what really makes it stand apart from 'normalcy'? The unreasonable premises? Genetics? Behaviour? Who cares?