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I thought of these lyrics:

I have a feeling deep inside
That somethin' is missing
It's a feeling in my soul
And I can't help wishing

That one day I'll discover
That we're living a lie
And I'll tell the whole world
The reason why
And everything I know is what I need to know
And everything I do's been done before
Every sentence in my head
Someone else has said

The Who, 905; when I read this post

After reading Stephen Cable’s book Cultural Captives: The Beliefs and Behavior of American Young Adults, I am compelled to say, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever believed, why I believed it, and where those beliefs originated.”

Interesting post. Read the rest, as they say:


Freedom of thought is a far rarer thing than many believe. And a bit of Huxley (Brave New World Revisited)

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, 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.”