Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Psychopath Test... Psychopaths are in control

I had heard somewhere that politicians and psychopaths have a great deal of similarities... in fact, I used it in a speech I gave... the line I repeatedly mentioned was..."and it's not just because psychopaths and politicians have so much in common"... the speech was about why I don't vote.

However, it wasn't until I happened to read an article on education that led me to a chapter 15 of the book by John Taylor Gatto "The Underground History of American Education". Chapter fifteen is titled..."The Psychopathology of Everyday Schooling". And then, in the local library, I picked up a book by Jon Ronson called the "The Psychopath Test"... these all made it clear... it was pretty obvious my sub-conscious was pointing me in a direction that I had to investigate further.

There is so much about psychology that intrigues me. It seems I have always had more than an adequate thought in my head that asked questions like "Why?"... and the biggest Why of all is ..."Why are we here?" This led me in a quest for knowledge on various fronts... but then another book opened my eyes to psychology... "A Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankle. I'm not going to go into all the doors this book opened in my mind but the fact of the matter is it gave me a whole new category to think and study about. Psychology.