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Insanity, IMO, is really becoming so confused that you lose the ability to come to a lasting conclusion. You must be willing to keep certain assumptions until proved wrong, to be sane. ...
And btw, although it's off topic, you don't ask the state for permission to marry someone, you prove to the state that you are eligible by the state's laws to marry .. just like you get a license to drive by proving your identity and passing the tests ..
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by hhott
You are playing semantics in regards to a license to marry. A license by definition, legal definition, is a grant of permission to do something that would otherwise be illegal.
how sane is it to ask permission of the state to do that which is your right to do?
The consequences of *not* following these laws, no matter how irrational I think the laws may be, are fines, property seizure, correctional custody, and so forth. Therefore I personally consider the most "sane" behavior as that which does not result in consequences which are unacceptable to me. An inability to recognize the cause -> effect nature of such consequences and/or the inability to choose to behave in a manner that avoids undesirable consequences .. well, IMO, that is one possible "definition" for insanity.