The true man is quiet. He does not want things to be different than they are.
The most prevalent and inhibitive form of mental dis-ease? Worry, fear of the future, so common it’s thought to be normal. Well, imagine a dog if it compulsively worried about the future. The next time a worry thought floats to the surface, observe it closely. Don’t react to it, just observe it. When you watch a thought, you are out of the thought. Houdini unchained.
When conflict rages and confusion abounds, normal describes the few, not the many.
In abnormal times, normalcy marks the oddball.
“In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”
Institutional violence kills vastly more people than criminals do. War is conceived and executed by the sane and sober, by institutions whose chief feature is conformity.
Is there anything more dispiriting than sameness?