Quote by Charles Horton Cooley

One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, perhaps, but cruelly, shut off from familiar, thoughtless intercourse, partly excommunicated; his isolation is unwittingly proclaimed to him on every countenance by curiosity, indifference, aversion, or pity, and in so far as he is human enough to need free and equal communication and feel the lack of it, he suffers pain and loss of a kind and degree which others can only faintly imagine, and for the most part ignore.

One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, per


This quote highlights the deep loneliness and isolation experienced by individuals who exhibit signs of mental illness. It emphasizes how society unintentionally stigmatizes and alienates such individuals, denying them the comfort of normal social interactions. This lack of understanding and empathy leads to their suffering in ways that others can barely comprehend or overlook altogether. The quote underscores the importance of recognizing and addressing the emotional pain and loss endured by those with mental health issues.

By Charles Horton Cooley
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