On Sun, 19 Mar 1995 23:34:04
> Is some of what we call madness primarily a violation of etiquette. > We can't predict what comes next (whether they will break the big rules)Not sure about madness, but certainly depression is attacked because it breaks with etiquette, "everyone" knows you're unhappy.
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 95 01:12:19
From: "Rose Mulvale"
Subject: old, old stuff
In physical reality, depression (esp. reactive, and milder endogenous) can be hidden (or goes unrecognized by all but those nearest the victim).
"Sadness" is a signal, IPR .....
(Um, also cyberside, once thought into.. [some *quite* cheerful posters reveal deep wounds when quietly questioned.])
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 01:06:49
From: Alan Sondheim
To: Rose Mulvale
Subject: Re: old, old stuff Yes, it's amazing to me how many people here are suffering from depression and I really think it's a condition of the country at large, a postmodern condition, something like that. But then there's so little reaching out in spite of everything... >
'Unrecognized by all but those nearest the victim,' 'amazing to me how many people here are suffering'... To be near is to know their 'habits'; i.e. what their behavior was before. What does that mean in c-space, where personae wink in and out, equally beforeless and afterless?