DOMA


"A person who has not been completely alienated,
who has remained sensitive and able to feel,
who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet "for sale",
who can still suffer over the suffering of others,
who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly,
a person who has remained a person and not become a thing -
cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society.
He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity.
He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity
that are absent in the life of his "normal" contemporaries.
Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation
of a sane man living in an insane society."
(Erich Fromm)