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Oh this is so hard...hard to explain and understand.
I had some experiences in the family in past long behind...Where exactly is that tin line between madness and "healthy" rebellion?
Well I think it comes to finance nowadays at least...Not to finance as such because some people will always be short of money and will depend on others but to basic financing your life which means that you are working or are able to make money through any socially admired way. That means that you are functioning...socially. So you are not mad no matter how bizarre your behaving is. You'll be strange but not mad.
To be put in a mental hospital against your will I suppose that must be much more serious problems that occurred. But what do I know?
I have a daughter that is at 34 still overwhelmingly rebellious (well this goes in to the family and I was rebel as young person and still am in many of my views).We are fighting almost all the time all tho I try to take her as she is lately cause I lost power to fight with her. But she studied university (a little bit late in her late 20s) and was a very good student. Now she has finished studying and is working. I still do not agree with her life style (especially because she had young daughter) but there is not much to be done there...
What's socially acceptable? I do not see myself as conservative (maybe just old, ha-ha) but for my taste too much is acceptable nowadays. Maybe the best advice for sanity and good life would be "do not hurt yourself and do not hurt others"...But people do just that a lot through life...  

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Feb 3rd, 2011 at 09:13:31 PM EST
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