Why, because he was mad.

We romanticize so many things about the past. We imagine how much more simple things once were, how poetic, how full of vitality. And the dresses were so pretty.
But there are things that remind us that it was a terrible time for a lot of people. Those women who had no choice but to wear those dresses, for one. But also, anyone with a mental illness. There was no therapy, no helpful medicine, no understanding.
They’d just send you away. Just away. Or lock you up in a horrible place. That’s it for you and your glitchy brain.

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