Have you ever seen this quotation: "Abstract and pretend dementia"? Well, I don't think so. This is a quotation very used in Brazil, and was created by a person named Andrew Amaurick considered a contemporary writer and thinker. It may not have any sense in English, but I'll try to explain it to you. It says that sometimes we have to abstract things from our life and don't worry about what people say. Life is so simple and people don't seem to face it the way it must be faced. About pretending dementia, it says that when our efforts to deal with people are not working, we have to act as if nothing has happened. As if you are really crazy and they will leave you alone.