People never change because they are happy

Torn from easyJet’s latest in-flight magazine issue, an interview with Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic:

You’re known for doing crazy stuff, but your latest piece is just you in a room for eight hours a day, six days a week. What’s happening?

“After 40 years of being an artist, I really want to see if I can work with just energy. It could fail, so I guess that’s why it’s worth doing. I’ve never been in a space where there is nothing.”

What do you hope to achieve?

“People are so lost these days, there’s a need for this transmission of energy at the moment. They are full of so much pain and direct contact with an artist is not there. Artists become celebrities and are untouchable.”

How can you do this by saying and doing nothing?

“We can alert our powers of telepathy. For the past year, Russian and American scientists have measured my brain waves. They have proved that when you’re looking at a total stranger, without saying one word, you’re sending subconscious information to each other. So you can actually know more about somebody without saying one word than while having a conversation. It’s cheaper than a telephone.”

In past performances, you’ve cut yourself, taken drugs and allowed strangers to hurt you. Why?

“Terrible events can make tremendous change, like terminal disease, an accident, someone from your family dying. People never change from happiness. I’m not waiting for this kind of event. I’m staging difficult situation in the form of the performance.”

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  1. 12 Part essay that exposes psychiatry as a bogus science
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  2. Holistic Community UK
    Is there a study showing phen-fen like effects on the valves? SSRIs don’t have such effects. I’m nervous, as I take 400 mg daily of 5-HTP. Helps me with anxiety. I am supposedly bipolar II, but could be unipolar w/ ADHD and anxiety.

  3. ADHD was not invented by the gentleman referenced in the article. ADHD treatment does not force a person to behave normally against his will. If such a drug existed, we wouldn’t have crime. ADHD treatment makes it possible for a person, child or adult, to utilize the potential with which he was created. Do glasses force a child to see the blackboard? Do hearing aids force people to listen? By not acknowledging the testimony of those afflicted with this disorder and the profound improvements medication has made in their lives, a serious injustice continues to harm them. Many benefit enormously from the proper diagnosis and treatment of this serious and vexing disorder. Unfortunately, we rarely if ever hear or read about those success stories. We can thank several people for that. Without an ounce of proof or evidence of any scientifically valid and measurable data, they claim that the symptomology is all due to a lack of discipline or misbehavior, poor parenting and the failure on the part of teachers to reinforce the need to pay attention.
    If they only knew.

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