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56 Mind Damage Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The mind is like a circuit of
Christmas tree lights. When the
brain works well, all of the lights
twinkle brilliantly, and it's adaptable
enough that, often, even if one bulb
goes out, the rest will still shine on.
But depending on where the
damage is, sometimes that one
blown bulb can make the whole
strand go dark.
Susannah Cahalan Mind Damage Sayings By Susannah Cahalan: The mind is like a circuit ofChristmas tree lights. When thebrain works well, all of
I'm nobody. I'm collateral damage with a lot of training.Kiersten White Mind Damage Sayings By Kiersten White: I'm nobody. I'm collateral damage with a lot of training.
Mind is just a word we use to describe neural activity in the brain. No brain, no mind. We know this because if a part of the brain is destroyed through stroke or cancer or injury or surgery, whatever that part of the brain was doing is now gone. If the damage occurs in early childhood when the brain is especially plastic, or in adulthood in certain parts of the brain that are conducive to rewiring, then that brain function - that "mind" part of the brain - may be rewired into another neural network in the brain. But this process just further reinforces the fact that without neural connections in the brain there is no mind.Michael Shermer Mind Damage Sayings By Michael Shermer: Mind is just a word we use to describe neural activity in the brain. No
Too late for that now," the Eldest Leprechaun said. "The damage is done. Give the thing a name, and it takes shape. They gave a name and a shape to the force that's always hated us. It's everything we're not. It's New Ireland, it's money for money's sake, brown paper envelopes stuffed full of bribes - the turn of mind that says that the old's only good for theme parks, and the new is all there needs to be. It's been getting stronger and stronger all this while.And now that it's more important to the people living in the city than we are, it's become physically real.Andrew M. Greeley Mind Damage Sayings By Andrew M. Greeley: Too late for that now," the Eldest Leprechaun said. "The damage is done. Give the
If you try to find a replacement, you'll be sadly disappointed, I can't be replaced. I'm the only man in all the world who possesses the right combination of qualities for you.You can turn your Ballister stare upon me all you like, but you can't petrify me. You can knock me about to your heart's content without worrying about doing any damage. You can perpetrate any sort of outrage your wicked mind conceives and be sure I'll join in, with a will. You're a troublemaker, Lydia. A Ballister devil. Nothing less than a Mallory hellion would ever suit you.
- Vere Mallory -
Loretta Chase Mind Damage Sayings By Loretta Chase: If you try to find a replacement, you'll be sadly disappointed, I can't be replaced.
It will be worth it, if in the end I manage
To blank out whatever it is that is doing the damage.
Then there will be nothing I know.
My mind will fold into itself, like fields, like snow.
Philip Larkin Mind Damage Sayings By Philip Larkin: It will be worth it, if in the end I manageTo blank out whatever it
You have to protect a woman. You don't damage her body, You don't damage her mind, and most of all, you don't damage her heart!Delano Johnson Mind Damage Sayings By Delano Johnson: You have to protect a woman. You don't damage her body, You don't damage her
She knew it the way people say they know they are about to be hit by lightning, yet remain powerless to run, unable to avoid their fate. She panicked, as anyone might have when disparate parts of her life were about to crash into each other, certain to leave a path of anguish and debris. It was true that devotion could be lost as quickly as it was found, which was why some people insisted that love letters be written in ink. How easy it was for even the sweetest words to evaporate, only to be rewritten as impulse and infatuation might dictate. How unfortunate that love could not be taught or trained, like a seal or a dog. Instead it was a wolf on the prowl, with a mind of its own, and it made its own way, undeterred by the damage done. Love like this could turn honest people into liars and cheats, as it now did ...Alice Hoffman Mind Damage Sayings By Alice Hoffman: She knew it the way people say they know they are about to be hit
Aya overflows with acheor power. When the accent is taken off it, achedescribes, in English, bone-deep pain. But otherwise acheis blood..fleeing and returning ... red momentum. Acheis, acheis is is, kin to fear
a frayed pause near the end of a thread where the clothe matters too much to fail. The kind of need that takes you across water on nothing but bare feet. Ache is energy, damage, it is constant, in Aya's mind all the time. She was born that way
powerful, half mad, but quiet about it.
Helen Oyeyemi Mind Damage Sayings By Helen Oyeyemi: Aya overflows with acheor power. When the accent is taken off it, achedescribes, in English,
Phineas Gage's case is not the only important
historical source in the effort to understand the neural basis of
reasoning and decision making ... [to understand the effect of] prefrontal damage ... The Hebb-Penfield and Ackerly-Benton shared a number
of personality traits ... They are bereft of a theory of
their own mind and of the mind of those with whom they interact
Antonio R. Damasio Mind Damage Sayings By Antonio R. Damasio: Phineas Gage's case is not the only importanthistorical source in the effort to understand the
The way I see it, the blue is the stuff you can't control, life's major heartbreak and struggles, that feeling of devastation so massive and brutal it inflicts permanent damage on the heart and spirit that can never be undone and will always be there, spewing somewhere in a corner of your mind like deep scars you'll have with you you're whole life.
The green you also can't control. But that's the part that reminds you life is worth living. It's not the here-and-there type of good stuff that happens every day either. The green is the stuff that comes in huge doses that slap you in the face when you least expect it and brings a light to all that you are through growth, bravery, and goodness, and love. It's the stuff that picks you up when you're at the bottom and makes you keep on going even when you're sure you can't. That's the green.
Love Maia Mind Damage Sayings By Love Maia: The way I see it, the blue is the stuff you can't control, life's major
We believe and we hold our beliefs to be true and sacred until the day we discover that we were duped. The end of belief is a challenging moment. You feel lonely, unconnected, with nothing to hang on. Your life becomes empty and aimless. You curse the day doubt entered your mind but you cannot undo the damage. You need to find a new direction for your life, something new to hang your hope on to continue living. And most of the time that thing is you. At that junction in life you will need to believe in yourself to continue living.Bangambiki Habyarimana Mind Damage Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: We believe and we hold our beliefs to be true and sacred until the day
The practice of extreme violence, known by the catch-all and often inexact term terrorism, was always of particular attraction to male individuals who were either virgins or unable to find sexual partners. Mind-altering frustration, and the damage to the male ego which accompanied it, found its release in rage and assaults. When lonely, hopeless young men were provided with loving, or at least desirous, or at the very least willing sexual partners, they lost interest in suicide belts, bombs, and the virgins of heaven, and preferred to live.Salman Rushdie Mind Damage Sayings By Salman Rushdie: The practice of extreme violence, known by the catch-all and often inexact term terrorism, was
But he knows it now. You have flitted into Lord Voldemort's mind without damage to yourself, but he cannot possess you without enduring mortal agony, as he discovered in the Ministry. I do not think he understands why, Harry, but then, he was in such a hurry to mutilate his own soul, he never paused to understand the incomparable power of a soul that is untarnished and whole.J.K. Rowling Mind Damage Sayings By J.K. Rowling: But he knows it now. You have flitted into Lord Voldemort's mind without damage to
You accept that people are the way they are. There's nothing you can do about it, except
learn ways to minimize the damage they can do to you. It's like rain. We don't feel a need to forgive
the sky for raining on a day when we really wanted sunshine, do we? No. We might be upset and
disappointed, but the need to forgive never enters our mind.
Julie Ortolon Mind Damage Sayings By Julie Ortolon: You accept that people are the way they are. There's nothing you can do about
The average person walks into their doctor's office ready to accept whatever is said and handed to them. Without taking time to research or gain more insight, they accept pills and treatment
without looking into other options.
Our nation overeats. We put toxic fake food into our bodies, but wonder why we're sick. We continue a vicious cycle of consuming the wrong foods and drinks along with a stressful lifestyle, yet
question why cancer is so rampant. Most of our society live in fear and believe they have no control.
My positive message is that we do have control. We need to take back ownership of our bodies and minds. Don't blindly fill prescriptions without first checking into potential side effects, adverse reactions, and long-term damage to your body and mind. Be conscious of what you are consuming. Be informed. Take the initiative to gain more knowledge. Understand your options so you may be in a better position to make an informed choice.
Dana Arcuri Mind Damage Sayings By Dana Arcuri: The average person walks into their doctor's office ready to accept whatever is said and
The Conservative Mind describes a cast of intellect or a type of character, an inclination to cherish the permanent things in human existence. On many prudential questions, and on some general principles, conservatives may disagree from time to time among themselves; so this book offers a certain diversity of opinions. Yet the folk called "conservative" join in resistance to the destruction of old patterns of life, damage to the footings of the civil social order, and reduction of human striving to material production and consumption.Russell Kirk Mind Damage Sayings By Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind describes a cast of intellect or a type of character, an inclination
There are mysterious agencies of the human mind which, like roving gases, travel the world, causing pain and mutilation, without their owners having any full awareness, or even any awareness at all, of the strength and the whereabouts of these exhalations... So it is that we can be terrors to each other, and people in lonely rooms suffer humiliation and even damage because of others in whose consciousness perhaps they scarcely figure at all.Iris Murdoch Mind Damage Sayings By Iris Murdoch: There are mysterious agencies of the human mind which, like roving gases, travel the world,
We're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it.Prince Charles Mind Damage Sayings By Prince Charles: We're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by
...If we can achieve this, then one day whole rooms, buildings, perhaps even bridges may generate their own energy, funnel it to where it is needed, detect damage, and self-heal. If this seems like science fiction, bear in mind that it is only what living materials do already.Mark Miodownik Mind Damage Sayings By Mark Miodownik: ...If we can achieve this, then one day whole rooms, buildings, perhaps even bridges may
For decades Republicans have made policy with a higher purpose in mind: to solidify the GOP base or to damage the institutions and movements aligned with the other side.Thomas Frank Mind Damage Sayings By Thomas Frank: For decades Republicans have made policy with a higher purpose in mind: to solidify the
The movies can only, if they do anything at all, aggravate the damage. We deceive ourselves if we think that, by striking at the movies, we strike at the root of the evil. We cannot so easily shift guilt to the movie producers or the movie stars or the movie censors.
More censorship may be a cure that's worse than the disease, for we would be surrendering freedom of judgement in exchange for peace of mind. Not only our children but we ourselves may eventually find ourselves deprived of the right to distinguish for ourselves the difference between right and wrong, between good and evil.
Nick Joaquin Mind Damage Sayings By Nick Joaquin: The movies can only, if they do anything at all, aggravate the damage. We deceive
say no (Deut. 5:15). Strategy 9 - Against Your Heart He uses every opportunity to keep old wounds fresh in mind, knowing that anger and hurt and bitterness and unforgiveness will continue to roll the damage forward (Heb. 12:15). Strategy 10 - Against Your Relationships He creates disruption and disunity within your circle of friends and within the shared community of the body of Christ (1 Tim. 2:8). And that's just ten of 'em - tenPriscilla Shirer Mind Damage Sayings By Priscilla Shirer: say no (Deut. 5:15). Strategy 9 - Against Your Heart He uses every opportunity to
The scientific study of the relationship between brain and mind began in 1861, when Broca, in France, found that specific difficulties in the expressive use of speech, aphasia, consistently followed damage to a particular portion of the left hemisphere of the brain.Oliver Sacks Mind Damage Sayings By Oliver Sacks: The scientific study of the relationship between brain and mind began in 1861, when Broca,
If the white man has inflicted the wound of racism upon black men, the cost has been that he would receive the mirror image of that wound into himself. As the master, or as a member of the dominant race, he has felt little compulsion to acknowledge or speak of it; the more painful it has grown the more deeply he has hidden it within himself. But the wound is there, and is a profound disorder, as great a damage in his mind as it is in his society.Wendell Berry Mind Damage Sayings By Wendell Berry: If the white man has inflicted the wound of racism upon black men, the cost
The undisciplined mind is like an elephant. If left to blunder around out of control, it will wreak havoc. But the harm and suffering we encounter as a result of failing to restrain the negative impulses of mind far exceed the damage a rampaging elephant can cause.Dalai Lama XIV Mind Damage Sayings By Dalai Lama XIV: The undisciplined mind is like an elephant. If left to blunder around out of control,
My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.Steve Goodier Mind Damage Sayings By Steve Goodier: My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself
It is best if we do not listen to or look at the person whom we consider to be the cause of our anger. Like a fireman, we have to pour water on the blaze first and not waste time looking for the one who set the house on fire. "Breathing in, I know that I am angry. Breathing out, I know that I must put all my energy into caring for my anger." So we avoid thinking about the other person, and we refrain from doing or saying anything as long as our anger persists. If we put all our mind into observing our anger, we will avoid doing any damage that we may regret later.Nhat Hanh Mind Damage Sayings By Nhat Hanh: It is best if we do not listen to or look at the person whom
Though a rational part of her mind said they needed her and would not seriously damage her, pain and terror pumped uncertainty through her heart.Lindsay Buroker Mind Damage Sayings By Lindsay Buroker: Though a rational part of her mind said they needed her and would not seriously
The greatest damage done by advertising is precisely that it incessantly demonstrates the prostitution of men and women who lend their intellects, their voices, their artistic skills to purposes in which they themselves do not believe and that it teaches the essential meaninglessness of all creations of the mind; words, images and ideas.Paul Baran Mind Damage Sayings By Paul Baran: The greatest damage done by advertising is precisely that it incessantly demonstrates the prostitution of
Young women are not putting themselves in danger. The people around them are doing the real damage. Who? you might wonder. The abstinence teacher who tells her students that they'll go to jail if they have premarital sex. The well-founded organization that tells girls on college campuses that they should be looking for a husband, not taking women's studies classes. The judge who rules against a rape survivor because she didn't meet whatever standard for a victim he had in mind. The legislator who pushes a bill to limit young women's access to abortion because he doesn't think they're smart enough to make their own decisions. These are the people who are making the world a worse place, and a more dangerous one, at that, for girls and young women. We're just doing our best to live in it.Jessica Valenti Mind Damage Sayings By Jessica Valenti: Young women are not putting themselves in danger. The people around them are doing the
Now you tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I'll take over from here and try to undo the damage
Harper Lee Mind Damage Sayings By Harper Lee: Now you tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin
I think the soul anguish we get when we are not in agreement with our twin is caused by any relative disconnection between the two minds. It's a lack of harmony.
That is why it is best to back off and not do anything.
Allow space between the twins so the differences don't cause anguish to the two.
It's like a nut and bolt that don't quite fit together, forcing them together only causes damage.
Internal re-tooling may be necessary, whether it happens during the current earthly phase or at some time after.
Both twins need to be of the same mind in order for full fruition to occur.
If they are not, there will be friction rather than fruition, to whatever extent there is a lack of harmony between the twins.
Sienna McQuillen Mind Damage Sayings By Sienna McQuillen: I think the soul anguish we get when we are not in agreement with our
The greatest damage done by neglect, trauma or emotional loss is not the immediate pain they inflict but the long-term distortions they induce in the way a developing child will continue to interpret the world and her situation in it. All too often these ill-conditioned implicit beliefs become self-fulfilling prophecies in our lives. We create meanings from our unconscious interpretation of early events, and then we forge our present experiences from the meaning we've created. Unwittingly, we write the story of our future from narratives based on the past ... Mindful awareness can bring into consciousness those hidden, past-based perspectives so that they no longer frame our worldview.'Choice begins the moment you disidentify from the mind and its conditioned patterns, the moment you become present ... Until you reach that point, you are unconscious.' ... In present awareness we are liberated from the past.Gabor Mate Mind Damage Sayings By Gabor Mate: The greatest damage done by neglect, trauma or emotional loss is not the immediate pain
The ultimate source is probably the tendency in some of us, part of our psychological inheritance from our far-distant ancestors, the tendency to look for extreme solutions, absolute truths, abstract answers. All fanatics and fundamentalists share this tendency, which is so alien and unpleasing to the rest of us. The theory says they must do such-and-such, so they do it, never mind the human consequences, never mind the social cost, never mind the terrible damage to the fabric of everything decent and humane.
I'm afraid these fundamentalists of one sort or another will always be with us. We just have to keep them as far away as possible from the levers of power.
Philip Pullman Mind Damage Sayings By Philip Pullman: The ultimate source is probably the tendency in some of us, part of our psychological
It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree.Annie Dillard Mind Damage Sayings By Annie Dillard: It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that
If you prefer smoke over fire
then get up now and leave.
For I do not intend to perfume
your mind's clothing
with more sooty knowledge.

No, I have something else in mind.
Today I hold a flame in my left hand
and a sword in my right.
There will be no damage control today.

For God is in a mood
to plunder your riches and
fling you nakedly
into such breathtaking poverty
that all that will be left of you
will be a tendency to shine.

So don't just sit around this flame
choking on your mind.
For this is no campfire song
to mindlessly mantra yourself to sleep with.

Jump now into the space
between thoughts
and exit this dream
before I burn the damn place down.
Adyashanti Mind Damage Sayings By Adyashanti: If you prefer smoke over firethen get up now and leave.For I do not intend
The similarities between street drug abuse and psychotropic prescription drug use are disturbing. Both types are toxic. Both can cause psychosis, damage the brain and other organs, and even cause death. And neither type of mind-altering drugs, legal or illegal, treats disease. It's important to recognize that the only significant difference between many prescription psychotropic drugs and street drugs such as "speed" and "downers" is that prescription drugs are legal.Sydney Walker Mind Damage Sayings By Sydney Walker: The similarities between street drug abuse and psychotropic prescription drug use are disturbing. Both types
Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I don't mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it.Kary Mullis Mind Damage Sayings By Kary Mullis: Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of
Here I am, back in Mecca. I am still traveling, trying to broaden my mind, for I've seen too much of the damage narrow-mindedness can make of things, and when I return home to America, I will devote what energies I have to repairing the damage.Malcolm X Mind Damage Sayings By Malcolm X: Here I am, back in Mecca. I am still traveling, trying to broaden my mind,
It is not customary to refer to organisms when we talk about brain
and mind. It has been so obvious that mind arises from the activity
of neurons that only neurons are discussed as if their operation
could be independent from that of the rest of the organism. But as I
investigated disorders of memory, language, and reason in numerous
human beings with brain damage, the idea that mental activity, from
its simplest aspects to its most sublime, requires both brain and body
proper became especially compelling.
Antonio R. Damasio Mind Damage Sayings By Antonio R. Damasio: It is not customary to refer to organisms when we talk about brainand mind. It
When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child's life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent.Ban Ki-moon Mind Damage Sayings By Ban Ki-moon: When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food.
The dowager said, "I was tremendously struck by what you said at the gym the other day. About powerlessness. About how powerlessness inflicts such damage on people. Do you remember?" Aomame nodded. "I do." "Do you mind if I ask you a question? It will be a very direct question. To save time." "Ask whatever you like," Aomame said. "Are you a feminist, or a lesbian?" Aomame blushed slightly and shook her head. "I don't think so. My thoughts on such matters are strictly my own. I'm not a doctrinaire feminist, and I'm not a lesbian.Haruki Murakami Mind Damage Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The dowager said, "I was tremendously struck by what you said at the gym the
On the way there hoop had talked to him about pain, telling him that it was a fleeting thing, a physical reaction to damage that he knew would do him no harm, and that afterward he wouldn't actually be able to remember what the pain. Had felt like.Tim Lebbon Mind Damage Sayings By Tim Lebbon: On the way there hoop had talked to him about pain, telling him that it
When you're in the more deeper stages of sleep - REM sleep, your body is quiet, but your mind is actually very active. So it's a time when your body and your brain is restoring itself. It's repairing any cell damage that happened during the day, it's really repairing, like I said, repairing your body, but also helps with digestion, helps with memory.Shelby Harris Mind Damage Sayings By Shelby Harris: When you're in the more deeper stages of sleep - REM sleep, your body is
Taking part in your own creation is as simple as changing your mind. The way you think literally creates your everyday reality. Obsessive and negative thinking fosters a negative or even hostile lifestyle. Positive and constructive thoughts create happiness and contentment in the same manor. The fortunate thing for us is that the frequency wave of a positive thought far exceeds that of a negative one, so even if we suffer through a bout of depression or anger, a few positive thoughts can easily reverse the damage we have created in ourselvesGary Hopkins Mind Damage Sayings By Gary Hopkins: Taking part in your own creation is as simple as changing your mind. The way
Lower dose, which, like the building codes in California that are designed to prevent damage from earthquakes, allowed my mind and emotions to sway a bit.Kay Redfield Jamison Mind Damage Sayings By Kay Redfield Jamison: Lower dose, which, like the building codes in California that are designed to prevent damage
I've thought of ending my life, Fool. I admit it. But always, no matter the damage to it, the body tries to go on. And if it manages to, then the mind follows it. Eventually,Robin Hobb Mind Damage Sayings By Robin Hobb: I've thought of ending my life, Fool. I admit it. But always, no matter the
At the risk of repetition let me say again that my plea is not for immunity to, but for the most unsparing exposure of, the politician who betrays his trust, of the big business man who makes or spends his fortune in illegitimate or corrupt ways. There should be a resolute effort to hunt every such man out of the position he has disgraced. Expose the crime, and hunt down the criminal; but remember that even in the case of crime, if it is attacked in sensational, lurid, and untruthful fashion, the attack may do more damage to the public mind than the crime itself.Theodore Roosevelt Mind Damage Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: At the risk of repetition let me say again that my plea is not for
The change, she knew, was only in herself; she was relieved of deception, and her mind was free to work on its familiar paths. She recognized for the first time that lies worked damage in two directions.Rosemary Kirstein Mind Damage Sayings By Rosemary Kirstein: The change, she knew, was only in herself; she was relieved of deception, and her
Do you get the same peace of mind that I do when you're causing random damage? Especially random, senseless, mindless damage that serves no real purpose. That's my favorite kind, you know! That's the best!Robin Wayne Bailey Mind Damage Sayings By Robin Wayne Bailey: Do you get the same peace of mind that I do when you're causing random
I am looking out of my window in an anxious and resentful state of mind, oblivious to my surroundings, brooding perhaps on some damage done to my prestige. Then suddenly I observe a hovering kestrel. In a moment everything is altered. The brooding self with its hurt vanity has disappeared. There is nothing now but kestrel. And when I return to thinking of the other matter it seems less importantIris Murdoch Mind Damage Sayings By Iris Murdoch: I am looking out of my window in an anxious and resentful state of mind,
Keep in mind, coal plants claim plenty of birds too. Sadly, hydro claims the lives of many fish. There is a price for everything. Solar does the best as far as very minimal wildlife damage.Ed Begley Jr. Mind Damage Sayings By Ed Begley Jr.: Keep in mind, coal plants claim plenty of birds too. Sadly, hydro claims the lives
Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind. The little pin-pricks of daily life when dwelt upon and magnified, may do great damage, but if ignored or dismissed from thought, will disappear from inanition.Grenville Kleiser Mind Damage Sayings By Grenville Kleiser: Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind. The little pin-pricks of daily life
A bad black horse steals
Steals into my head
And moves across the landscape
Of my mind, while I sleep.
He does what he likes in there.
Next day I feel
The damage.
In the quiet mist
I watch her go.
It feels like snow.
There's a feeling that I get.
I walk back home
Sad and slow.
John Marsden Mind Damage Sayings By John Marsden: A bad black horse stealsSteals into my headAnd moves across the landscapeOf my mind, while
I practiced law for five years and that gives you insight into a certain mind-set that maybe a lot of writers haven't had firsthand access to. There's an almost casual cruelty, a very low level of overall awareness, but sometimes there's also knowledge that real damage is being done - this attitude of "Oh, what the hell," this kind of moral cognitive dissonance. These are people who have never missed a meal. It's an unknowingness, an unawareness ... Many people were operating from a very narrow range of experience, and yet they had complete faith in it. Their way was the correct way, the only way. They had virtually no awareness of any other way of life except in terms of demonizing things ... It's an extremely blindered experience of the world.Ben Fountain Mind Damage Sayings By Ben Fountain: I practiced law for five years and that gives you insight into a certain mind-set