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One of my favorite passages from Team Charlie is where Charlie’s psychiatrist explains the omnipresence of delusions:

“Delusions are neither good nor bad as a rule; they have no moral direction.  They are simply a description of fact.  And the fact is each and every one of us lives according to his or her own delusions, and the goal here isn’t to rid ourselves of them, but rather to pick and choose, to find the delusion that best suits us.  Life is a great supermarket of delusions; you can take your cart down the aisle and take a little of this, a little of that, take whatever works for you.  If something doesn’t work out you can bring it back for a refund and get something else in exchange.  Anyone who tells you they don’t visit such a supermarket is either lying to you, or lying to themselves.  Pick any person and ask yourself how they see the real world, how they imagine themselves within this vast confusing fabric we call reality, and you will find each and every one of them living out their own delusions.”

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