I am going to share what I call a “schizophrenic’s rejoinder”.

It is true that this is a world with many so called “able” people. True, as well, that with mental acuity, persistence, technology and other attributes, they can achieve great things.

True, also, sadly, that we can initiate all kinds of mastery games, including some that threaten the very existence of the planet, such as military escalation between rival nations, pollution, and global warming.

The strong survive and thrive, while our planet slowly teeters towards ruin.
I think this is one key to Philip K. Dick’s (and other writers’ and artists’) creation of and rendering of dystopias– worlds where things are just not the way they should be.

Being mentally ill can be humbling, but it also allows a person to step outside the mainstream for a fuller view of the kinds of things humanity does– both impressive and not so impressive.

Author: mystified13

Sole member of Mystified and Mister Vapor.

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