email@example.com (ivan osokin)
Subject: Re: Sanity vs Madness
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 19:19:13 -0700
ivan osokin wrote:
Someone asked me to clarify the difference between sanity and madness, my guess is as follows:
Sanity: a degree of self-control over your reactions and expressions, an emotional sensitivity of the effects of your words and actions on others.
Madness: when self-control over your reactions and expressions falls below a certain level and you are no longer able to communicate with your fellow citizens using an effective degree of emotional sensitivity.
Interesting that sanity, like so many other things in our affairs, is seen as a matter of control.
Only when the urge to power (control) is overcome can one truly make the journey.
Even sanity is not a matter of power or control. Although it may be an interesting (and quite common) form of insanity to believe that what I need is more power, or the ability to control self or circumstances.
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