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Discussion: What card? (When insanity is sanity)

January 14, 2012

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said, “He who doesn’t lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.” I came across this quote while reading Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, where it was paraphrased as “There are things which must cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose.” Frankl used this quote in his discussion of the horrific circumstances of Nazi concentration camps and how the insane circumstances of the camps brought out bizarre patterns of behavior in people. Their unusual behavior, however, did not indicate a lack of sanity. On the contrary, it was a sign of sanity that the horrible situation was greeted irrationally.

So … What Tarot card does this quote from Lessing remind you of? What card do you think indicates irrational behavior in the face of insane circumstances?

I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Please post your comments here.

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