Sep 27, 2009
I would like people to think about this quote. I politely avoided a religious or controversial work. But this is from a book by the famed Greek philosopher Plato that later defined our civilization as we know it. Much of it is still valuable to our society. But not all. Such as:
Lunatics must not be allowed to appear in public; their relations must keep them in private houses by whatever means they can improvise".
Everyone here (and almost anywhere else) would disagree. But that attitude towards people with psychiatric disabilities pervaded our society up until very recent times. Much was done to change it. But if no one had spoken out people might still feel that way. Think about it. What you see in front of you as insolvable may very well be within your power (especially united with other people with like minds) to stop. Food for thought...