Last night I was treated to a rerun of the movie, INHERIT THE WIND, on TCM. I thought of all of you with the various takes on all of this, and the incursions so many of you have had to suffer. WE may be not in agreement but one thing we have in common: Freedom to think as we will. When you stop to think of all the wars and atrocities committed by religious fanatics, and not so fanatic, we, here, on this site, do stand for sanity.
When I don't take my medications for schizophrenia I talk to the wind. I tell it to stop being angry making tornados and hurricanes just because no one talks to you. I will be your friend! Whenever the wind blew I would always acknowledge it. Its real after all.
One of the great American plays/films, in my opinion! Wonderful performances by Kelly, Tracy and Frederick March (one of my all-time favorite actors). For me, it was a springboard into learning more about the the three remarkable people upon whom the characters were based: Clarence Darrow, H. L. Mencken and William Jennings Bryan, all complex men with fascinating contradictions and legacies. I first saw this as a kid, and have been quoting snippets of the dialogue throughout my life!
I also saw it last night. I was impressed with ...:
Perhaps sanity is just being undisturbed by the harmless differences we have with other members of our species.
Of course if they’re pretending to have authority over the harmless differences they find in you and start being bossy they’re being harmful.
In that case the sane thing to do is to explain the boundary and if persistent, especially if hostile, reinforce your boundary with whatever force is necessary.
In my experience they’ll back off, then they tell people what a fickle bitch I am behind my back, which is fine, just fine.