Crazy People

In dictionaries, the word “crazy” is an adjective, first defined as mentally deranged; demented; insane. The last definition is defined as having an unusual, unexpected, or random quality, behavior, result, pattern, etc. Now examine the crazy man on the street. He walks with rugged furs, wreaks of urine and rank body odor, and spouts out words of insanity. This man is essentially the same as any other person, but he lacks the ability, need, and/or desire to agree to the rules of the game everyone else plays. Everyone is crazy, everyone from that crazy man in the street to your friends, family and strangers alike. 

Modern ethics, ideas of virtue and honor, good will, and morals will clash with this notion as such ideals would have us all agree on a similar standard. Views shared by the common are in fact a unifying belief system that we are primed by with religion and society. Look at a red circle. Ask a friend what color they see. They answer with a reply similar to your own. We agree that this wave of light is red, but there is no way to know if what I’m seeing is what you are seeing. It just so happens that we agree. Some people make whistling noises to pass the time, some smack their lips, some tap their fingers to the table, some speak fast, and others much slower. Any little attribute or feature about one person can invariably seem daft and insane to another. One friend picks food from his teeth while his friend across the table scoffs and takes offense. One person listens to a little device playing weird noises over and over into these large, white tube ear pieces. I guarantee someone will walk by and dislike the sounds coming from his head. While certain things bring us joy or pass the time, they greatly annoy others. The objective is to first see the game we are all playing, then we can see how crazy each of us actually is. Examine your own set of neuroses and quirks. When you can look at the things you do and realize that maybe it can be completely absurd to someone else, then you can truly be released by the chains of so-called reality. The fact of the matter is that we all live in our own realities, tuned to our upbringing and the interaction of millions of reactions we encounter daily. It is indeed most arrogant to expect everyone to conform to your set of trivial rules. Instead we have a set of universal rules, which can be changed, so long as the population can agree.