The hypersane are among us, if only we are prepared to look | Aeon Ideas


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Many ‘normal’ people suffer from not being hypersane: they have a restricted worldview, confused priorities, and are wracked by stress, anxiety and self-deception. As a result, they sometimes do dangerous things, and become fanatics or fascists or otherwise destructive (or not constructive) people. In contrast, hypersane people are calm, contained and constructive. It is not just that the ‘sane’ are irrational but that they lack scope and range, as though they’ve grown into the prisoners of their arbitrary lives, locked up in their own dark and narrow subjectivity. Unable to take leave of their selves, they hardly look around them, barely see beauty and possibility, rarely contemplate the bigger picture – and all, ultimately, for fear of losing their selves, of breaking down, of going mad, using one form of extreme subjectivity to defend against another, as life – mysterious, magical life – slips through their fingers.
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3 days ago by craniac
‘Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came across the concept while training in psychiatry, in The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967) by R D Laing. via Pocket
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12 days ago by driptray
‘Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came across the concept while training in psychiatry, in The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967) by R D Laing. via Pocket
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13 days ago by wai2k
British primatologist Jane Goodall. Photo by Sumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty ‘Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came…
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16 days ago by davejavou
Diogenes, Jung
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16 days ago by jacgodl
Diogenes used to stroll around Athens in broad daylight brandishing a lit lamp. Whenever curious people stopped to ask what he was doing, he would reply: ‘I am just looking for a human being’
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16 days ago by tham
RT atmostbeautiful : 의식의 차원이 훨씬 높은 사람도 평균인들 눈엔 광인처럼 보인다. Hypersanity. 자기 생각 거침없이 말하는 파레시아를 실천하고 통념과 관습 비웃었던 디오게네스. 융 소크라테스 공자 부처.. 당대인들은 미쳤다 했지만 편협한 ‘정상’에 갇힌 이는 그들. 우리 주변에도 있다. http://bit.ly/2YkwxrK August 02, 2019 at 09:30PM http://twitter.com/atmostbeautiful/status/1157267499554992128
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17 days ago by seoulrain
‘Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came across the concept while training in psychiatry, in The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967) by R D Laing.
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17 days ago by rwhe
British primatologist Jane Goodall. Photo by Sumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty ‘Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came…
17 days ago by edmadrid