- Religion and Philosophy
can a man know when he is insane?
Can a man know when he is insane?
I often wonder if we really know when we are insane but if we do, really, know then we should had not done some things that we do that made others to know that something is wrong with us. There are sometimes we say things like; “You must be crazy” or “am sorry I acted crazy” or “please pardon me, I was not myself” or we ask, “Are you out of your mind?”
This shows that there are some things we do which we know we should not had done under normal circumstances. It also suggests that some people do realize that they temporarily went insane that they had to ask for pardon. The main point is that I do not think we really realize that we are insane at the time the insanity is still there. We can realize it after it left us. It is for this reason that some relationships and lovers went apart, just because of a period of short insanity. We can go crazy and break our partner’s heart and before we know it, we can no longer put the relationship back the way it used to be.
There seems to be some level of insanity among religions views. For instance, some preach teach, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” It means that people are ignorant of some religious truth of which if they had known they would turn back to the true path to God. It is for this reason that some religious fanatics think it is their duty to use any means including force to put people in the right path to God. They believe that they are right while others are wrong and we know that only an insane man will do the wrong thing and not know it is wrong until the insanity is gone. That is when people claim to repent or change their religion or religious sect. funny enough, they same religious men that believe that “others are ignorant and lack knowledge” are seen, by others, as ignorant and lack knowledge so it becomes a circle in which people see one another as ignorant victims.
The point is that, except for a clear medical situation in which insanity has been diagnosed, people may not really know when they are insane and as such we do things as we think is right until we realize that something is wrong with what we do or with us.
A man was diagnosed to be insane yet whenever he is corrected for doing something in the wrong way. The man will ask, “Are you insane?” This is the kind of case that confirms we may not really know when we go insane because if we do know then we shall not act like insanely.