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November 16, 2006

You observe the insanity of a drunk and wonder, "Why?" You see him doing mad things that totally defy reason.

Why doesn't he stop hurting himself? he's intelligent. SURELY he knows his actions are all wrong....SURELY!

But he doesn't. His mind is so warped by alcohol he really thinks he is OK, and he cannot understand why others seem bothered.

"NO" you cry, "That's insanity!"

Yes, it IS insanity, and the tragic end of it is either being locked up, total and permanent madness, or death itself.

The real tragedy is that he cannot be helped until HE wants help.