Albert Ellis, voted the second most influential psychologist of all time by the American Psychological Association (APA), said of the first edition of We’re All Insane!, “I found it a most unusual book that makes some excellent points, almost all of which I go along with. It sort of brings Alfred Korzybski up-to-date and makes some points which are not particularly clear in his own writings.”
Read We’re All Insane! Second Edition to Discover—
- How To Think
- How To Correctly Use Thinking
- How To Think Saner & Better
- How To Avoid Mistaking Thoughts for Things
- How To Make Friends with Deconstructivism
Insanity Versus Reality in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- Discover six reasons why you are insane.
- Insanity is being out of touch with reality.
- Active insanity is clinging to illusions and delusions.
- Illusions are misperceptions, misconceptions, and mistakes about reality.
- Delusions are misperceptions, misconceptions, and mistakes about reality that we have evidence against but cling to anyway.
Thought & Thinking Problems in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- You can live sanely in an insane world.
- You must choose against the common illusions and delusions of your society and your conditioning.
- All the common illusions and delusions of the world are constructed through the misunderstanding and misuse of thought.
- Discover how thought becomes a problem when thought replaces reality.
- Discover enough information and examples to be able to negate thought as reality, which enables you to re-experience “what is.”
Deconstruct Thought As Reality in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- This work is an example of the power of the path of deconstructivism.
- In contrast to constructivism, deconstructivism frees the heart, soul, and mind to return to their original natures and natural senses.
- When you clean out the clutter that you are burdened with from your constructivistic conditioning, you will find a new “you” and a new world.
- Eastern philosophy, Existentialism, General Semantics, iconoclasts, and cognitive psychotherapy all make use of deconstructivism to achieve their goals.
- Be forewarned: If you choose to walk the path of deconstructivism, many will resent your bursting their reality bubbles along the way.
Words Have No Meaning in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- If you find this book disagrees with some previous work of the author, you can interpret that to mean the current work supersedes the previous one, because more was revealed to or discovered by the author.
- Or, you might be using a simple two-valued system, some verbalistic dichotomy.
- As a consequence, you might be finding conflict where none exists–empirically, systemically, and phenomenologically.
- Consistency of meaning depends upon the consistency of reference.
Words Refer to Meaning in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- Words have no inherent meaning, but words must refer to some meaning, else they are just noise.
- When one changes the referents of words, then the meanings of those words change.
- A change in context can change the referents of words, making the meaning change too.
False Conflicts in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- Two identical phrases, sentences, or groups of words might have different meanings due to such a difference in referents.
- Thus, people often claim or point out conflict in meaning where there is none.
- Their mistake is in thinking identical or similar word usage must have an identical or similar meaning in all situations wherein they appear.
- They easily and quickly forget that dictionaries list more than one meaning for most words.
False Referents Cause False Conflicts in We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- “Out of sight, out of mind,” does not conflict with “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
- Why? Because the referents of the first saying are preoccupied with the present and therefore forget the past.
- Conversely, the referents of the second saying are dwelling on the past and therefore miss or wish for the past.
- Both are true in context.
- The sayings contradict each other only if they are forced to have the same referents because of some misunderstanding, naiveté, or desire to force conflict for drama’s sake.
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