Category Archives: human diversity

Who teaches us to be normal when we’re a one of a kind?


You, and every one of us is one of a kind. Best estimates have it that there have been about 100 billion humans, each one unique: a one-off. Only you gets to be you. Who teaches us to be normal … Continue reading

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the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority


The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. Martin Luther King Jr.

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More to dying than meets the eye


Anyone over a certain age has likely had the kind of experience of a family member having died and being laid out in the poshest room of the house for a couple of days. These days that’s not how we … Continue reading

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Hearing voices is more common (and less ‘crazy’) than we might think


A great piece from UK Metro News three years ago with some facts and figures about just how common it is for people to hear voices. And a  great graphic too. Hearing voices in our heads is more common (and less … Continue reading

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when we change the way we look at things…


When we change the way we look at things what we look at changes -Max Plank There is no such thing as “objective reality” that can be observed by wholly objective observer. The very act of observing changes what is … Continue reading

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Those who hear voices…


There are those who hear voices and those who haven’t yet. Continue reading

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no measure of health…


It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti Continue reading

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stranger than we can think – Heisenberg


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escaping the asylum mentality – Rufus May


In an article in Occupied Times Rufus May announces his plans to leave the NHS [National Health Service] in  UK where he attempted, for  eighteen years working as a clinical psychologist to bring change to services from the inside – … Continue reading

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there’s a voice inside everyone – Bob Marley


this is to the people that have a voice inside of them that talk to them,
you know, that is the voice that people must listen to,
because in everything you gonna do there is a wrong way and a right way,
and if you listen good you will know the right way,
because there is a voice inside talking to everyone, seen?
Robert Nesta Marley
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