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Insanity what is it.

  1. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    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?

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      just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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

      1. Julie2 profile image60
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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.

      2. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am so sorry.  When I read this post earlier I misread the comment and was giving what I thought you said some more thought.

           Then I saw,  that was exactly my point.
           
          And I think, can lead to deeper thought?

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          just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes. Deeper thought. Or not. But it keeps your mind moving in more than one direction.  I think Julie put it well in that close mindedness probably contributes more to personality disorders.

    2. kess profile image61
      kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Insanity is when the thoughts of a person are in total disharmony-
      each striving to have the pre-eminence with the individual.

      Therefore to others it would be difficult to know the persons actions or reaction.

      This is also the way of death...

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Crazy people seldom think that they are,

        1. kess profile image61
          kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And it the same with the dead.....

          Light and dark stood in a conversation...

          Darkness ask Light a question...
          Light answered the question then asked Darkness the same question...

          Darkness gave the same answered as Light...

          Light corrected Him and told him the Truth.

          Dark turns to light in laughter.. what a foolish and ignorant thing to say you must be a fool.

          What was the question....?

    3. Beelzedad profile image61
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it might be fun to pretend to redefine words to suit our purposes, Jerami. However, if we did that and we weren't pretending, no one would be able to communicate effectively. smile

    4. lady_love158 profile image62
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Insanity: The Obama economic policy... doing the same action over and over and expecting a different result.

    5. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In the film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", Shia LeBuouf says:  "The definition of insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again, and expecting different results each time."

    6. SingleCityGirl profile image61
      SingleCityGirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The definition of insanity is continuing to make the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result each time.

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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.

  2. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    P.S.    suggesting I look in mirror is an unacceptable answer to the question, what is it?    Might be true ?  definately too rude.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    Insanity is responding to people and situations in a way that is completely illogical and inappropriate.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I really do gotta go away for a little while but wanted to seem as if I were ignoreing this post.

        Does what we consider an apropriate and logical responce depend upon the concept that we aspire to follow?

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not at all.

        If someone says to  you, "If you say to someone, "What is two plus two?", and they respond by saying, "I'm going to kill you." That is insane. The response is completely off the wall.

        Of course, a person has to continually do that kind of thing in all kinds of situations to be classified insane.

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          `Well, I think that under those circumstances, it would only take once for me to think them crazy.

            But, let me ask Ya something.  If ten crazy people all agreed that they weren't crazy, does that make it true.

             If fifty crazy people all agree that they are not does that make it true.

             If five hundred crazy people all agree that they are not, does that make it true.

          Etc.  Etc. Etc.

            Who gets to decide what is crazzy ?   And Why Them ?

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            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?

            1. Jerami profile image77
              Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              If the majority were crazy, and they established the norm, how would anyone know?

                 As is said to be the case1000 years ago when (It is reported) that the majority thought the world was flat.

                 Majority rules,  those that didn't agree were said to be crazy.

                So,  how do ya know?

  4. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Jerami, has some nasty atheist said something awful about your religious fantasies again?  Is that why you are asking or is something else troubling you?

    I disagree with your basic premise.  Your mind can hold conflicting concepts. Your error is in thinking that your mind is a unified organ. It is not.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No,  no mean and nasty atheist, religionist or anybody has gotten me upset,  but thanks or asking.

        What I was reffering to was the great multitudes of realities that does exist through out this planet alone are just too much for any mind to absorb.

        Some things that you personally would consider to be your reality, I might only fantisize about.

        And there are millions of ya having this kind of reality.

      I'd go crazy trying to accept all of these things as reality fitting into my little concept of reality.

        I don't think that anyone can accomplish such a feat.

      1. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Insanity is falling into the darkness within yourself and becoming lost in it.

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And when we loose focus we all.

            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.

      2. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        With the true knowledge, all things become known.

        1. Julie2 profile image60
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wax on Wax off Druid Dude son...

          I like what you wrote. smile

  5. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Best definition I have ever heard for insanity:
    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think there are more than one indicator for insanity.

    2. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like the American people and the government to me Mighty.

    3. shynsly profile image60
      shynslyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See... I've always heard that definition, too. But respectfully, I have to disagree.

      Where I come from, we call that "practice", and it's typically used to aquire a new skill.

      "Insanity" can have many different definitions depending on whom you ask, but to me, the most rational would be:

        -"Insanity": a clear and defined lack of sanity.

      Now, as to which trait is good or bad... that, again, is purely subjective.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Where is that in the mental illness bible? The books has tripled in size since I was young.

  6. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Crazy is thinking my car can fly. If I think
    there is a heaven, any empirical evidence of which is non-existent, am I crazy?

  7. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Drinking Coffee before bed because you want to finish a hub, thats what insanity is.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The majority of people would think so; especialy if ya thought afterwards, you were going to get a couple hours of sleep before going to work.

  8. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      YEP.  Insanity knows no boundaries.


         And wears many faces.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's often the first sign of insanity.

  9. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    ??????      I gotta go,,  walking out the door now 
    later.

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Insanity is the opposite of Outsanity. smile

      1. Midnight Oil profile image90
        Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        .. and first cousin to insanitary too wink

      2. couturepopcafe profile image59
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, there's no such thing as IN sanity.  It's all OUT sanity.

  10. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Insanity is the natural state of Human affairs.

      It comes in all colors and sizes.   LOL

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No wonder the mental illness bible has tripled in size since I was young.

      1. Julie2 profile image60
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LMAO! You always know how to put a smile on my face Castlepaloma. lol

  11. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Insanity is thinking that anyone realy hears us.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Insanity is getting sucked into the SANDPIT forums and getting addicted to the silliness.  Insanity is getting into the political and religious forums and thinking you can change somebody's mind.

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yet that is insanity alright.
         
        If it isn't, it soon leads ya there.

        1. Julie2 profile image60
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I think I need a refill on my meds! lol
          Oh wait, I don't take any....

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            There are two rules to maintaining sanity.

              1st rule    Don't take ourselves serously


              2nd rule  reffer to rule # 1

            1. Julie2 profile image60
              Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ding Ding Ding... you've got it Jerami! smile

              1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                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,

                Don't take your self too seriously

                1. SingleCityGirl profile image61
                  SingleCityGirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  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.

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                    Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    One of the best pills anyways,

                    Yes an adult maturity balance with child like behavior is what DR, Castle would concur also.

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    RedTimbreposted 6 years ago

    Insanity is what someone calls something they don't understand.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      RedTimbre Welcome to the forum

      How do you mean? If I don't understand why there is the concept of Hell,

      I'm I insane or are they?

  13. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I just did a Google search for insanity ...
    and saw my picture.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You looked up crazy,
      Your just enough CRaZy, to keep you from going insane

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That would be nice if it's true.

 
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