Wednesday, January 14, 2009
THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY ?
More Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
It is frequently said that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." The saying is often attributed (falsely, as it turns out) to either Benjamin Franklin or Albert Einstein. I think I recall that it was Rita Mae Brown in one of her mystery novels who actually wrote it, however.
But whoever came up with it was just a little off the mark. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is not necessarily insanity; but it is clearly psychological denial, which, when indulged in for a prolonged period of time closely resembles insanity...or at least stupidity.
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<---appropriate frustrated reaction to the above news