From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink.

martes, 15 de abril de 2008

...como no tengo nada que decir

Mucho pienso nada digo, yes...
Pero algo me pasa por la cabeza, asi que comparto algo que me gusto del libro que acabo de terminar ...por tercera vez (me gusta).

The really hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be the most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existance, 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, still cherish "the illusion of individuality," but in fact they have been to a great extent deindividualized. Their conformity is developing into something like uniformity. But "uniformity and freedom are incompatible. Uniformity and mental health are incompatible too... Man is not made to be an automaton, and if he becomes one, the basis for mental health is destroyed."

..."However hard they try, men cannot create a social organism, they can only create an organization. In the process of trying to create an organism they will merely create a totalitarian despotism."

Lo saque de "Brave New World Revisited", escrito por Aldous Huxley, que a su ves hace cita directamente a Erich Fromm.

Community, Identity, Stability

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