The Halfway House

Author Steven Pressfield tells author Tim Ferriss about his time working in a halfway house for people released from mental asylums: “They weren’t crazy at all. They were the smart people who had seen through the bullshit and because of that they couldn’t function in the world. They couldn’t hold a job because they couldn’t take the bullshit. That’s how they wound up in institutions. The greater society thought, ‘These people are rejects. They can’t fit in.’ But to my mind, they were the people who saw through everything.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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