Quotes of the day

Sanity, remember, does not mean living in the same world as everyone else; it means living in the real world.

We can do nothing to alter the context, for it is reality. As I have said we cannot escape from it, there is nowhere to escape to, for apart from it is only nothingness. The only thing left to our choice is the mental attitude we shall adopt to it. No subordinate choice that we can make can ever be as important as this fundamental choice. What choices are open to us? Roughly, three. We can do our best to understand reality, the context in which we are, and harmonize ourselves with it. Or we can understand the context and rebel against it, that is rebel against reality, and what could be bleaker? Or we can ignore the context, and either invent one of our own by selecting such elements in the context as we happen, mentally or temperamentally, to find appealing, or else act in no context at all.

Maturity lies with the first choice.

– Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity


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