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Crypnal Therapy in The Old Days

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Herluf Ben had an article accepted by Shrink without having a relevant completed education, without being widely known and, most importantly, without seeming particularly gifted.

Herluf, what’s the dumbest one you’ve ever heard?

“Undoubtedly this.”

And what is that?

“That we form a realistic picture of another person in only 30 seconds. Therefore, my book is called Street of Appearances. We live in an age where you look like and act like the population group you belong to. I oppose this by wearing off-the-peg clothes and moving very carefully and observingly when I enter into a room with other people. My book is therefore about the old days.”

When were the old days?

“From 1789 to 1875.”

From the French Revolution to the year of H. C. Andersen’s death and before the modern breakthrough?

“That’s right.”

Herluf Ben, how did people look after each other in the old days?

“In the old days, we looked after one another by looking at moods and psychiatric diagnoses. Today we look at people and psychiatric diagnoses. Therefore, in the old days people and psychiatric diagnoses were not confused like today when we call each other ‘a quite irritating person’. In other words, there were no annoying people in the old days. You did not see people who were an appearance or a particularly recognizable or trendy way of living. In short, people were interested in each other.”

It’s noisy in here.

“Yes. I have a situation with my stomach. ”

No.

“Yes.”

It’s creaking.

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Morten Hjerl-Hansen (born 15. June 1973) is a danish blogger born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. I lived for the first 19 years of my life in a liberal-minded, literary and academic home in North Zealand. My mother is a psychiatrist and my father is a chemical engineer. I have two siblings. Throughout childhood, "I invented near-useless things almost every day" and told my siblings "fairy tales" where they themselves were the protagonists. In 1986, I visited Houston in the United States with my family on a stay that spanned three and a half months. I started programming in 1986 and made approx. 20 major projects until I "lost the ability" in 2018. Student from N. Zahles High School 1992. Ry College 1993. Read theology 1993-1994 in Aarhus. Read philosophy 1995-2000 in Linköping, Lund and Copenhagen. Worked as Java programmer 2000 and 2001. Participated in numerous poetry readings in Copenhagen 2002-2007. Got a psychosis in 2007 "which took about 10 years to recover". Married to Else Andersen in 2010 and resides in Asnaes, Denmark. Father in 2014. Has written The Other Newspaper daily in Danish and English daily since 2013.