Not to be necessarily mad

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"Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness."

- Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670), No. 414.

This is an interesting quotation because it implies that there is no such thing as pure sanity. Nor is there such a form of madness some mixture some ever slight delusion of ours which more than likely has something to do with madness. Whatever that may be. At a very very early age I quickly concluded that if I thought I was crazy then that was proof that I wasn't insane at all. Hey, I guess that I am not crazy. I am not crazy. Whatever pure craziness really is. How many people do you know around you who walk from day to day pretending that they are perfectly normal? One, two, three, four hundred. They would never admit they were crazy would they? My conclusion now rests, to be contemplated by others. So true even after all these centuries. Man has not changed that much at all.

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Beautifully said. (PS Most people are crazy, in one way or another. Just ask them. Their denials will confirm.)

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