Posted by sigismund on June 1, 2012, at 23:21:53
In reply to Re: I'm having trouble with what normal means..., posted by Willful on May 31, 2012, at 17:36:20
>And they're so different?
Umm, what are we talking about here exactly? Normal? Well, yes in some ways I think they are. Even the world I grew up in here was very different from today with a whole stack of different assumptions of what was reasonable, right and proper.
I often worry that in our condescension toward the past, our provinciality and our assumptions that science has discovered this and that for which cures have been found that we slip into some kind of naive state. How unfortunate for all the people living before now that they did not know how to diagnose and treat bipolar 4, that sort of thing.