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How do we know if a Hub member is insane.

  1. mandybeau profile image57
    mandybeauposted 8 years ago

    This Post also covers sane,  I am totally interested in the subject after reading some of the Posts, not withstanding my own.
    This Post is dedicated to acco franco and Darkside.
    and was inspired by their respective posts. How do you know if a Hubber is Dead? and How do you know if a hubber is Alive?

    1. profile image43
      ladyvenusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I was also wondering about it. Maybe perhaps if a hubbers has not written for so long means might be dead lol. Or just maybe not enterested to write anymore. HP is not concerned about it maybe cause many hubbers might just come and go.

    2. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The cat is most certainly in all possibility...undead.


      G|M

      1. RKHenry profile image78
        RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I heard through the grapevine that GeneriqueMedia was crazy.


        [LOL]

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If they keep posting meanless threads on the forum big_smile

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
        GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haha...I'm aimless, therefore I am.

        I'm arbitrary, therefore I am. (redundant.)

        G|M

  2. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    This is funny.  So were the other posts about dead and alive.   smile

    Well, I can tell people that I, for one, am neither dead nor insane.  How alive I am right at this moment is something I can't really be sure of, myself.  Oh - wait a minute.  I just checked for a pulse.  I'm apparently alive.

    I like to assume that I'm so obviously boring nobody would ever think I could possibly be anything but completely sane.   smile  I don't know... I think I've seen a lot of pretty sane-looking Hubs on here.  smile

  3. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    My biggest fear is to be judged sane.
    If this world thinks you are sane, then you are definitely in a lot of trouble!

    1. quicksand profile image81
      quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It takes sanity to figure out whether you are sane or not! lol
      Paradox? smile

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
        GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Paradox? Is that like...a cookie with cream in the middle? Oh, wait, thats Hydrox..nevermind. wink

        G|M

  4. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    If you think you are insane then you are sane, Catch 22 !

    1. sixtyorso profile image80
      sixtyorsoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah Jossarian you are so right (wrong!)

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch!

    3. R. Blue profile image57
      R. Blueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't listen to my wingman...there's two of him under that hat.

      1. profile image43
        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We know, he wrote the "if you think you are insane" and I wrote the last bit.

  5. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    but what if you think you're boring and sane?  Does that make you sane and boring, boring and insane, bored and boring, or nothing but insane?  (Or how about insanely boring?)

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      With over 200 hubs, not much to worry about!

    2. Jewels profile image84
      Jewelsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, you may need/want to shake it up a bit!  Find the insane part.

      If I was called sane, I'd be offended.  I pride myself on being abnormal.

      1. R. Blue profile image57
        R. Blueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Jewels...I couldn't agree with you more....I've never striven to be normal...how many normal people stick in your memory??  I'm what people call a "character"..in the good way...I keep em guessing what I may say or do next.

        1. profile image43
          ladyvenusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hehe. Its hard to tell because insane probably could not write well not unless after a series of medication.

  6. Tom Rubenoff profile image92
    Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago

    These words keep coming into my head:  sane, insane, alive, dead, boring, dead boring, crazy alive.  It's the voices.  Shhhhh.  They're all around us.

    1. Amanda Severn profile image100
      Amanda Severnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't listen to the voices, Tom. Those scary, scary voices!

    2. MagicStarER profile image82
      MagicStarERposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!  smile

  7. seemorebangkok profile image59
    seemorebangkokposted 8 years ago

    It's not the people who are insane I worry about it's the insane people who think they're sane I'm concerned about.lol

    1. profile image43
      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Damn good point !

  8. profile image0
    Iphigeniaposted 8 years ago

    I'm sane but only in the Yossarian sense and I for one know that that man above me does not have another man under that hat with him. He's got a whole fecking rock band just waiting to get out. He hides it well.

  9. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    What if you can't tell if someone is insane, or a genius?

    1. countrywomen profile image59
      countrywomenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very good point Colebabie. I have often read about a bit of insanity in almost every genius. smile

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
        GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The dictionary definition of insanity is often quoted as being...

        "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to garner different results."

        G|M

    2. Curious Traveller profile image75
      Curious Travellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A very interesting topic and the following is absolutely true:



      What we should do is look for Freudian slips in their Hubs, their postings or their photographs.

      History is full of examples of men who would today be branded cliniclally insane - but their military tactics in particular were outstanding!

      Then there is the alternative viewpoint: perhaps it is those psychotherapists and analysts of the modern era who are themselves insane, simply looking to divert the focus from their problems to their "patients?"

      It seems almost to be "fashionable" in modern times to have a psychiatrist - why?

      1. SweetiePie profile image83
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Personally I do not even care.  It is only the Internet folks and not meant to be taken this seriously.  One thing I have thought was odd in the past though was one hubber claimed to be a licensed psychiatrist and would tell people that disagreed with him on his hub that they needed to be committed, and that he knows what type of meds they should probably take.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Where is he now SweetiePie? Psychiatrists are a good place to spot the insane, as not enough of them have asked themselves "Why do I want to look inside other peoples heads? Narcissistic cathection seems to be the problem!
          I am happily insane myself!

          1. SweetiePie profile image83
            SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I do not want to say his name on the forum, but if you want to know you can email me smile.

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              Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, if he WAS really crazy, that's called "mirroring," Sweetie.

              I am truly going insane reading this post.  OMG...  I was looking for the one on pornography, but lost my way...smile

              1. SweetiePie profile image83
                SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Lita,

                I was simply sharing what this one hubber said about the dissenter on his hub.  They were both arguing with each other, and that was all I saw.  Even if it is called mirroring I could care less as I find the field of psychiatry disturbing.  I was having fun joining in on the convo here, that is all smile.

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                  Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I honestly was looking for the porno post, wink lol.

  10. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    You talk a lot of jive, cool it hepcat. wink

    G|M

  11. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    To answer the title question - by the fact they post here. No sane person would wink

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So true...take that Misha for example..just look at those insane eyes! They're full of crazy.

      wink

    2. sixtyorso profile image80
      sixtyorsoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely Er Oops!

      1. blogdigz profile image58
        blogdigzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ROFLMAO lol

  12. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely! smile

  13. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Undead? we talkin bout zombies now? lol they would be insane wouldn't they? hmm brainnnnn....mmmm....brainnnnn tongue lol lol

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Zombie cats...indeed. "Don't do it, don't bury it over therr yonder. Its a bad idea..."

      Haha...I probably screwed that one up so much many won't get the reference.

      But, actually, the whole point of my original post was another take on "Schroedinger's Cat."

      Ever heard of it? Check it out, here:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schroedinger%27s_Cat

      Its a neat thought experiment, which while you figure it out, I figure that sanity is all relative.

      G|M

  14. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    But has anyone asked, "How do we know that another Hubber is human, rather than a cat?"  As I've watched my cat become increasingly more human-like as she has aged, I wouldn't be surprised if some really old cats are posting Hubs.   smile

  15. Tom Cornett profile image77
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Sanity is BORING!

    1. R. Blue profile image57
      R. Blueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As is NORMAL

  16. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    That's the definition I've always gone by, too.
    So in this context, does it mean continuing to post on this forum expecting an answer that makes sense? :-)

    1. R. Blue profile image57
      R. Blueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Quite possibly MM...LOL

  17. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Here's where this lining of questioning can easily lead:
    How do we know if a hubber was declared insane before s/he died?
    How do we know if a hubber almost died, is alive, and also sane?
    How do we know if a hubber is alive, but unable to hub due to insanity?
    How do we know if a hubber is pretending to be alive but really is dead (now that's really insane).
    See what I mean?
    We could turn the question over and over and over and over and just drive ourselves... crazy. Oh wait! Isn't crazy the same as insane? Well, then I guess I, for one, am guilty as charged.

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've called the nice young men in the white coats for you, no worries. wink

      And you know there's got to be some undead Hubber's out there, there's plenty of poorly written Hubs around if you look deep enough. wink

      Zombies, after all, need brains. Scarecrow at least had...Dorothy.

      G|M

    2. R. Blue profile image57
      R. Blueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Am I really alive or did I die years ago and this is a figment of my spirit's imagination??

      Was my body insane?

  18. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Instead of leaving it up to us to have sleepless nights over whether other Hubbers are insane or not, what if HubPages required a signed affidavit, attesting to each of our sanity; or else the standard, "certification" of insanity?  They could then be posted on each profile, leaving no readers/fellow Hubbers left pondering.    smile  Or else, how about just something like a clown avatar for crazy people and a something boring (like a loaf of white bread) for sane folks?

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Clown avatar...sounds good to me, as long as it's wearing a wicked cool beanie.

      G|M

      1. Bob Cedar profile image51
        Bob Cedarposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A wicked cool beanie with a propeller on it.

        1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
          GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hells yeah! You know what they say...demented minds think a like. wink

          1. MagicStarER profile image82
            MagicStarERposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            A RED beanie!  LOL!

  19. laringo profile image79
    laringoposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't matter if someone is insane or a genius if you like the content of their work. Everyone sees things differently and that is what diversity is all about. Please don't think I'm crazy.(lol)

  20. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    A purple beanie with a yellow and orange propeller, tied under the chin with pale pink yarn.

    Curious traveler, I'm not a fan of Freud.  I think the wicked cool beanie is the better indicator.   smile

  21. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I don't know why this thread keeps cracking me up; but every time I check Hubtivity to see what's new on there, I keep seeing, "How do we now if a Hub member is insane."   Maybe I'm the only one who cracks up every time I see it's still kicking around....  couldn't resist commenting.    smile

  22. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Is it automatic if we fail the Sane exam hmm tongue lol

  23. Eric Graudins profile image59
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    How do we know if a hubber is insane?
    Simple - They post in the religious forums smile

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is funny and I know now that I am insane. big_smile lolololo big_smile

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I post in the religious forums, and yes I have already proudly announced my madness.

        1. Jewels profile image84
          Jewelsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ditto.  Confessions of a mad woman smile

        2. Eric Graudins profile image59
          Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I've noticed that you are a constant player as the scrolls of hubtivity flow past.

          I hereby anoint you with the order of the Hair Shirt.

          And as Jimmy Buffett said so eloquently many years ago:
          "If we weren't all crazy, we'd just go insane".

          That's why I've been crazy for years.

    2. quicksand profile image81
      quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! lol lol lol
      That was the goodest remark ever made!!!! lol lol lol

  24. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Based on the number of "Jesus is coming.." posts that I had wade through to get to some non-Jesus Hubtivity, it's looking like there are a real lot of "insane" folks on here, at least tonight.   smile

    1. Jewels profile image84
      Jewelsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Lisa, I've confessed. Now, no more salt!

  25. futonfraggle profile image75
    futonfraggleposted 8 years ago

    Insane and acccounted for! big_smile

  26. quicksand profile image81
    quicksandposted 8 years ago

    I quit posting to the forums on religion!!! I am cured! I am cured! lol lol lol

  27. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    The thread that goes on and on - in a most insane way.   smile   (I decided it was time to choose my rightful avatar.)

  28. profile image0
    Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago

    Don't know about insane but there are definitely a lot of bored hubbers around here! tongue

    1. quicksand profile image81
      quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oh Prophet Feline
      you need a sip of wine
      then you can get in line
      and insanity you can feign

      lol

  29. accofranco profile image84
    accofrancoposted 8 years ago

    Thanks mandy. How is your day? Please to know when a hubber is insane, check out my hub on this: http://www.hubpages.com/hub/some-signs- … ntally-ill

  30. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    On topic - how do you know if a hub member is insane?

    Are we talking appendages or people?

    If it's people, I guess there's no sure fire way. But then, there's always assumption. Which is a wonderful thing. Especially if you add in aspersions.

    If its appendages, well, there's no such thing as a sane one. There's all single-minded in my book.

    big_smile

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Coming from a frog avatar, this leads me down paths you never intended. But I refuse to be lead towards the perverse.. ;P

      Haha..

      G|M

  31. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Tuts G|M - I'm not leading. You can't be lead. Therefore I'm shoving. Trust me. Perverse is the new cool smile

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It was in '97 and South Park first aired. ;P

      I'm always a step ahead of the competition. wink

      Just don't laugh if I fall on the runway...stupid heels, why'd I take the bet?

      G|M

      1. frogdropping profile image86
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Runway? Would that be the ones where all the skinny gals with pointy nipples walk or the one that planes like to use as a means of landing/taking off?

        Hope its the first one. I can just see the headlines now if its the second...'Airbus crash lands, on account of a hubmember, carousing down the runway in killer heels. The pilot is now having said heels surgically removed from his ass...'

        1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
          GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OMG, was that ever worthy of the bellow. Thanks. smile
          And its the first...though I'm not slated yet...sigh..and I've been working so hard on my bulimia. wink

          G|M

          1. frogdropping profile image86
            frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ohhhh silly G|M *smiles affectionately* its not bulimia that get's you as skinny as a butchers pencil, its easier than that. You just think about food - no eating. 'Cos eating's cheating.

            Oh, forgot to throw in the drugs too.

            Caffiene and nicotine big_smile

            1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
              GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Still downing the morning's coffee pot, still smoking up a storm. I find, though, meth and crack are the only way to seriously use a South Beach diet. wink

              G|M

              1. frogdropping profile image86
                frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Oh gawd G|M you make it way to easy for me to get all twisted up with double meanings...meth and crack? Either you're talking about drugs (and I kinda hope you are) or you have a much worse problem. One that involves a nasty cleaning fluid and ass 'goings on'.

                Ahhh...lifes' little pleasures *sighs*

                Anyways, gotta dash. Its all happening on Planet Frogdropping. Just got me a 'phone invite to a party and I'm polite (its a British thing) if nothing else. So I'm off. The free vodka has absolutely nothing to do with it. What so ever big_smile

                1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
                  GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Have fun, glad you've a dog and bone. ;P

                  G|M

  32. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I'm back - and not nearly drunk enough. No crash landings upon terra firma for me this night *sighs*

    I'm glad I've got me a dog and bone too, though I'd prefer a real one. Dog that is

  33. Research Analyst profile image80
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    How do you know if a hubber is "SANE" ?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that really is the question of the day big_smile

  34. Adrianna's Pages profile image58
    Adrianna's Pagesposted 8 years ago

    How many have seen the movie Miracle on 34th st?

    Mrs Walker's Boss says about Santa...

    "Well maybe he's just a little insane, You know, like painters. or writers or some of those men in Washington". :-)

    I think I would prefer to be remembered as "a little insane" LOL;-)

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      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh!  Writers and painters.  And/or politically oriented, too.  I've got to face it, I must be insane.  smile !!!

  35. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    To borrow a little from Forrest Gump's thinking, Hubbers are like a box of chocolates.  You can't always tell which ones are nuts inside.

    1. futonfraggle profile image75
      futonfraggleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!! big_smile

 
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