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    what is the definition of being insane?


    when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
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    not being capable to function normally as part of society ?


    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    howard hughes, could easily be categorized as insane, yet he was able to function as part of society.
    and normal is a VERY relative term, i try to avoid using this term because of its person to person fluctuations.
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    me?

    Insane - An inaccurate perception of soiciaty that can lead to delusions
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    wasn't howard hughes a recluse in the later part of his life ? doesn't sound to me like he was much part of society anymore

    presumably there's a grey area before you can tell for sure that someone has left normal society behind, and presumably howard hughes started off as being fairly normal with possibly some eccentricities, which, when they started to take over, initiated his slide into insanity
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