May 30, 2011

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Our business should be liberating the human spirit. Or if that's too idealistic for you, if that strikes you as the business of religion -- which it should be, too -- then our business should be assisting people to function -- crazily or not isn't our concern; that's up to them -- helping them to function on whatever level or levels of 'sanity' they choose to function on, not helping them to adjust and locking them up if they don't adjust.
However, normality is a neurosis. Normality is the Great Neurosis of civilization.  It's rare to discover someone who hasn't been infected, to greater or lesser degree, by that neurosis.  

- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins

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