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GUEST,282RA BS: Truly Strange People (96* d) RE: BS: Truly Strange People 15 Jun 07

Some of you need to review the topic. It's about truly strange people. Phobias don't count. Lots of otherwise normal people have them and they are usually treatable. Yelling something at a herd of antelope is somewhat odd but certainly doesn't qualify as truly strange unless the herd yells something back.

Truly strange is like someone I once heard about who, after reading a page from a book, tore it out. So if he read "War and Peace" it would be confetti by the time he was done with it. And you couldn't lend him your books unless you didn't care what condition they were in when you got them back. Libraries in his areas banned him. That type of behavior is inexplicable, usually nobody else does anything that weird, and it generally isn't treatable. These people were born weird and will die weird.

People with phobias know they have a problem (fear of clowns is actually a very common phobia and EASILY treatable) and it interferes with their daily lives and they don't like that. Truly strange people, otoh, think they're the only ones who are normal and it is the rest of the world that must change its ways to suit their idiosyncrasies and not them. They have no intention of changing their ways and wouldn't know how if they wanted to and they never want to--it never occurs to them because they don't think they have a problem no matter how weird they act.

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