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Re: The myth of 'normal'.... SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on March 6, 2023, at 0:12:09

In reply to Re: The myth of 'normal'.... undopaminergic, posted by SLS on March 5, 2023, at 18:50:53

> > >
> > > I doubt I will make the time to read a book with such a caustic title, despite any valuable lessons that it might offer people.
> > >
> >
> > Dr. Gabor Mate also wrote the book "Scattered Minds", which contains the best depiction of AD(H)D that I've come across. So maybe he's pretty good?
> >
> > -undopaminergic
> >
> Good versus bad is a subjective judgment, and depends upon who the observer is.
> It is rare that a person should be all good or all bad, regardless of how one defines what "good" is. The same dynamic exists when people determine for themselves what "normal" is for all mankind. I trust that you interpreted the words of the author in a way that you find valuable.
> I'm glad these folks were able to enhance the quality of your life with their books. I don't know if that's normal, though.
> ;-)
> - Scott

I haven't read this book Jay is referring to, but my take on "normal" in this context is that it's a "myth" because no-one is "normal" in every way, because everyone has a health condition of some kind.





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