Empty Days

Tuesday, July 06, 2004



119. ... It is simply taken for granted that everyone must bow to technical necessity and for good reason: If human needs were put before technical necessity there would be economic problems, unemployment, shortages or worse. The concept of "mental health" in our society is defined largely by the extent to which an individual behaves in accord with the needs of the system and does so without showing signs of stress.
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I am not in good mental health, that's for sure. And it's true that my inability to adapt to the world as it exists is the main source of my suffering. I rather stay away from the fray than fight a losing battle. Which is my best bet at remaining somewhat sane - though it's disputable to what extent isolation is really a protection or a killer. But do I really have a choice if I can't stomach the way this world is made?





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