„It taught me, at an early age, that being wrong can be dangerous, but being right, when society regards the majority’s falsehood as truth, could be fatal.“

Fonte: The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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