The Madness of Crowds

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Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
it will be seen that they go mad in herds,
while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.

A madhouse is a place where everything is a lie but everyone believes everything anyway. That’s also a good definition of the dualistic dreamstate. I don’t mean to portray this in a negative light — it’s really the only way the dramatic dreamstate can work — but that’s exactly the situation we find ourselves in. Everything is a lie and everyone believes everything, and now you yourself are among the very maddest because you seek not to be mad. What’s crazier in a crazy world than the pursuit of sanity? 

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"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
our planet is the mental institution of the universe."

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