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.
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?
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...
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....?
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.
Insanity: The Obama economic policy... doing the same action over and over and expecting a different result.
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."
The definition of insanity is continuing to make the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result each time.
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.
P.S. suggesting I look in mirror is an unacceptable answer to the question, what is it? Might be true ? definately too rude.
Insanity is responding to people and situations in a way that is completely illogical and inappropriate.
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?
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.
`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 ?
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?
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?
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.
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.
Insanity is falling into the darkness within yourself and becoming lost in it.
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.
With the true knowledge, all things become known.
Best definition I have ever heard for insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
I think there are more than one indicator for insanity.
Sounds like the American people and the government to me Mighty.
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.
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?
Drinking Coffee before bed because you want to finish a hub, thats what insanity is.
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
Insanity is the natural state of Human affairs.
It comes in all colors and sizes. LOL
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.
Yet that is insanity alright.
If it isn't, it soon leads ya there.
I think I need a refill on my meds!
Oh wait, I don't take any....
There are two rules to maintaining sanity.
1st rule Don't take ourselves serously
2nd rule reffer to rule # 1
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
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.
Insanity is what someone calls something they don't understand.
I just did a Google search for insanity ...
and saw my picture.
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