Crazy People

I think a fair # of people think of me as at least a little crazy. (It's okay everyone; I know you think that! I don't mind. Thick skin, you know?) But then, I think lots of us are crazy. As my father used to say, “You don’t have to be crazy to get by in this world - but it sure helps!”

So, I saw a recent job ad, & it gave me quite a chuckle. It said “We're also looking for someone who's relatively normal and can fit in well and get along with everyone.”

Looks like they've been burned a time or two!

The topic of craziness came up in my latest Rob Brezsny astrology post: “Afrikaner author Laurens van der Post told a story about a conversation between psychologist Carl Jung and Ochwiay Biano, a Pueblo Indian chief. Jung asked Biano to offer his views about white people. ‘White people must be crazy because they think with their heads,’ said the chief, ‘and it is well-known that only crazy people do that.’ Jung asked him what the alternative was. Biano said that his people think with their hearts.’”

Call me crazy -- I am a white person, & I definitely think with my heart.

It has seldom led me astray!


p.s. not only are we all crazy, in one way or another, we're all impossible, in one way or another. That's what I think, anyway!

A Few Relevant Quotations:

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple marketing phrase (apparently)

“Love the earth and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and the crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants and argue not concerning God.” – Walt Whitman

“What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?” – Ursula K. LeGuin

“I imagine there’s probably so much quiet where you are when you’re cold and dead, you might as well say how crazy you are about people while you have a mouth and teeth and tongue.” ~ Fictional character Ruth in The Book of Ruth, by Jane Hamilton

“Normal is someone you don’t know very well.” – Joe Ancis

“It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society.” – J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)