Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Character of the week.

Veronika.
I don’t know what to do. I only know that it’s taken me years to understand that life was pushing me in a direction I didn’t want to go in.”
‘You say people create their own reality,’ said Veronika, ‘but what is reality?’
Dr. Igor answered:
‘ It’s not necessarily the best or the most logical, but it’s the one that has become adapted to the desires of society as a whole. You see this thing i’ve got round my neck?’
‘You mean your tie?’
‘Exactly. A madman, however, would say that what I have round my neck is a ridiculous, useless bit of coloured cloth tied in a very complicated way, and which makes it harder to get air into your lungs and difficult to turn your neck.
‘If a mad person were to ask me what this tie is for, I would have to say, absolutely nothing. The only really useful function a tie serves is the sense of relief when you get home and take it off; you feel as if you’ve freed yourself from something, though quite what you don’t know.
‘ But if you answer ” a tie is a symbol of social status” you are normal. If you answer “a tie is a useless bit of coloured cloth” you are mad’.
“You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness.”
“Live. If you live, God will live with you. If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness…people would be fairer and happier.


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