[Off-topic] Requests author discusses MentalHealthError exception

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 17:38:15 EST 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I found this to be a very sad story. Sure, he had some issues, but I
>> > don't think they needed to drug him, and take all that he had
>> > learned away from him and turn him back into what he was before.
>> "All that he had learned" meaning his delusions and psychoses?
> Indeed. If a revelation is unconnected to reality, it's misleading to
> say that one has “learned” it.

But what is reality?

> Also, I don't see how anyone “took away” those experiences. He wrote an
> article describing them and clearly still retains those experiences as
> memories to recall as he wishes.

They made him believe they were not true.

> When someone describes the ill effects their mental illness produced,

I don't consider him to have been mentally ill.

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