Friday, October 15, 2021
Sometimes those who seem a little crazy are the ones who really get it.
The Laingian concept of hypersanity, though modern, has ancient roots. Once, upon being asked to name the most beautiful of all things, Diogenes the Cynic (412-323 BCE) replied parrhesia, which in Ancient Greek means something like uninhibited thought', free speech', or full expression'. Diogenes used to stroll around Athens in broad daylight brandishing a lit lamp. Whenever curious people stopped to ask what he was doing, he would reply: I am just looking for a human being' " thereby insinuating that the people of Athens were not living up to, or even much aware of, their full human potential.
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