Tab wrote:It's not the whole answer though Arc. - can you imagine a situation where a person acting solely along the lines I gave, would be insane..?
And thankyou, btw.
I'm not quite sure where you are going with this, Tab, except to say that of course, even the insane have moments of sanity. Your question is sort of like a riddle to me.
And then again, we all have our own perspectives on what is sane or insane.
An insane person, in a lucid moment, might see a child drowning and respond by running into the ocean to save him...whereas one who is 'supposedly' sane, might not do that.
But to get back to the riddle - what does come to me is the question of awareness and belief. In an attempt to do what is felt and believed to be the right thing, an insane person may, in actuality, be doing more harm or the utmost harm, than good. Hitler comes to mind here. At the very least, he was a meglomaniac, but to believe in what he was doing was for the good, he had to be insane, at least in some respects.
Even sane people at times do more harm than good when they act without awareness and do not see the whole picture.
Aside from that that, you'll have to help me out.