their every truth…

…most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four: so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right. ~ Emerson

Oy. What is there to say about this? Where to begin?

New research?

Co-occurring disorders are proof that addiction isn’t a disease?

That some people experience natural recovery is proof that it’s not a disease?

That impaired pilots abstain at high rates is proof that there is no loss of control?

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2 thoughts on “their every truth…

  1. He did volunteer work at the methadone clinic probably making sure people went across the street to sell their take homes and xanax. We want things to be so simple, unfortunately they are not.

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