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I was thinking about R.D. Laing this morning, a scottish psychologist from the 60s. He was at one time a rather controversial figure in psychology and philosophy; due to his lyrical writing, mixing in of mysticism, left wing politics etc. I haven't always loved his work, but it has on occasion made me think. This should not be taken as a post telling you to go out and read it, more as a post made because it pops into my head from time to time.

His writing dealt a lot with society's expectations versus individuality..

"What we think is less than what we know;
What we know is less than what we love;
What we love is so much less than what there is.
And to that precise extent we are so much less than what we are."
-R.D Laing, Politics of Experience

wherein I go on about Laing, psychology, and sanity )
I'm in such an odd mood today, I suspect I'll be back to normal tomorrow...I'm just going to blame it on forgetting to take my allergy meds ;)

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