10 Jun 2012: Out of the Mouths of Babes and Fools
Charlie Sheen is crazy, but that doesn't mean he's wrong:
It's not the whole quote, but more would only illustrate further that the man is crazy, and I think we all know that. Not that there's anything wrong with that. We expect our artists to be at least a little crazy. At least he isn't crazy the way Mel Gibson is.
Just a few comments:
- Twelve Step programs are cults. I'm sure I'll write more about this in the future.
- I suspect that 5% success rate is an exaggeration. Regardless, the question is: what is the success rate above nothing at all? And the answer is: zero.
- I'm glad that Sheen is off what seemed to be cocaine. But are we really to believe that he wouldn't be better off on something like Xanax?
- Sheen is right that he is special. We all are. The only way past any important problem in life is to redefine yourself—not erase yourself.
- When I hear the disease myth of drugs coming out of Sheen, it takes some of its credibility away. Luckily, it seems that he accepts it. He is simply saying that he is not diseased. This really isn't open to debate: drug use is never a disease.
- The answers lie within ourselves.
Feed your head!
For the record: I have no recollection of the Dormouse ever saying this.
I was unclear when I wrote, "I suspect that 5% success rate is an exaggeration." I meant it was too high. Figures I've seen in the past put it more in the 3% range. Sorry for the confusion.