Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Another One From Sis and Her Way Back Machine.


“In the first place, good people are rarely suspicious; they cannot imagine others doing the things they themselves are incapable of doing; usually they accept the undramatic conclusion as the correct one, and let matters rest there. Then, too, the normal are inclined to view the killer as the one who’s as monstrous in appearance as he is in mind, which is about as far from the truth as one could well get. He paused and then said that these monsters of real life usually looked and behaved in a more normal manner than their actually normal brothers and sisters: they presented a more convincing picture of virtue than virtue presented of itself—just as the wax rosebud or the plastic peach seemed more perfect to the eye, more what the mind thought a rosebud or a peach should be than the imperfect original from which it had been modeled.”
― William March

8 comments:

vicariousrising said...

Which is why whenever my mother referred to herself as perfect without any irony, I would get creeped out. And feel guilty and wonder why I wasn't perfect.

mulderfan said...

My NPs only appear perfect to the outside world. NF, in particular, fully looks and sounds like a nutbar in private.

Sis is a goldmine!

Gladys said...

They study real humans, like the Borg or something - then 'become' one to fit in. Once you are aware that these people exist, once you WAKE UP due to being abused, these people become easier to see and feel. Like we've had the film over our eyes removed.

Like Jonsi's clowns, it becomes easy to see beneath the plastic exterior to the rot below.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the kudos this week, lol!
When you think about it, even in nature the predators try to camoflauge themselves or fit in so they can pounce on the unwary.

Sis

Anonymous said...

"once you WAKE UP...."

Isn't that the truth! The sleep of denial. It's a restless sleep. Better to be alert with eyes open.
Like the Matrix, which pill do you want to take?

Sis

Meg Kelso said...

"In the first place, good people are rarely suspicious; they cannot imagine others doing the things they themselves are incapable of doing; usually they accept the undramatic conclusion as the correct one, and let matters rest there..."


OMG!!! I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FORYEARS...only not as succinctly! Gotta steal this.

q1605 said...

Meg you could steal it if was mine so you know I don't care if you steal somebody else's stuff.

Anonymous said...

I think that's why N's are so paranoid, they think everyone else is like them.


Sis