Just thinking out loud again and in the spur of the moment, giving this little if any forethought. Hope you don't think that I am insane.
Allow me to play Webster. You can play too.
I propose that insanity is the inability to hold our focus upon a single concept of reality regardless of which concept that that might be. ??? There may be a number of variations of our concept, and that concept is subject to change from time to time, yet most of us attempt to hold tightly to a single concept.
Out pitiful little brains are incapable of holding onto two concepts simultaneously without getting stuck out in the middle ground between the two.
So it would seem that being closed minded to some degree is a requirement for being considered to be SANE by our peers.
So, in reality; is it a good thing to be considered SANE by our peers?
I think close mindedness contributes more to insanity. People who refuse to consider another person's view seem to be much more tightly wound and capable of insane violence. You're right, you cant 'hold' onto more than one but if you aren't constantly revising, then you're stagnating. You've got to be constantly juggling what you know, what you knew and what you hope to learn
You are right just_curious, not trying to be openminded can drive a person mad. Some people tend to believe that everything and everyone else is wrong, that everyone is out to get them and thats when they snap.
Also ... Making the same mistakes and using different excused each time.
I like excuses. The air is full of them. Reach out and grab one whenever needed. We can always find a good excuse for doing just about any thing that we want to do or one for not doing anything that we don't want to do. Excuses are EVERY WHERE.
Those questions assume that people all assess situations subjectively and if people assume things subjectively, then obviously, then can think they aren't crazy, when actually they are. However, some people are more objective than others, and there are standards that can be agreed upon that stand up to reality.
A crazy person's world does not fit well into reality...
What is the point of these questions?
Surely, you have the intelligence to think them through?
A quick story. I had a 2 x 12 piece of lumber laid from one ladder to another as a scaffold. My son was walking, I should say he was attempting to walk across it to change a light bulb, approx 16' of the floor. I held a fishing pole in my hand reaching up with it so that he could hold onto it. He was fine, kept his balance perfectly and felt totally comfortable doing so.
The tip of that fishing pole gave him something to focus on, taking his mind off of the possibility of falling.
We just gotta keep focused on something or we will fall.
I been away a long time and things have changed. Seems to me what is insanity is trying to follow some logical order to this posting system. Am I missing something? Apparently some replying to one. And some replying to all. Seems a mish-mash to me.
I think insanity or evil is mainly the absence of reason and purpose.
I think most this mental illness and insanely scam is another way to dumb down and control the masses from the large drug corporations. Or course other large corporations want you just smart enough to run their machines,
In Vancouver the press says 75% of the homeless are mentally ill and in Canada homeless out number our public servants, about 15% of Canadian are said to be mentally ill. I think too many human are just a big bag of nerves, one of the best pills to take, is kind of what Jerami says,
I agree with you in that taking oneself too seriously can produce paranoid results sometimes. On the contrary this seriousness can become a driving force behind ones successes if they harness it properly. Time and maturity usually decreases a serious personality in my opinion.
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