Does Hope Trump Reality?
Posted by Tyler Durden on April 14, 2017 11:00 pm
Tags: Abnormal psychology, Abnormality, Behavior, Behavioural sciences, hope, Human behavior, Market Crash, Mental disorder, Normality, Psychiatric diagnosis, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reality, Social constructionism, US Federal Reserve
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“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal.
“Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.
“They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
-Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
The Fed’s balance sheet will not be growing unless we have another market crash.
- GDP barely grew in the 1st quarter.
- Stock valuations are at all-time highs.
- The auto industry has begun to implode.
- Corporate profits are falling.
- Retailers are declaring bankruptcies and closing stores like we’re in the midst of a depression.
- Wages for the average person are stagnant. Real household income is declining when using real inflation numbers.
Hope can work for awhile but it eventually runs head on into reality.
We are living in a hope driven, profoundly abnormal society.
“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
-Red – The Shawshank Redemption
“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.”
President Snow – Hunger Games
People don’t realize it, but danger is lurking just over the horizon.