I think we’re all a little crazy when it comes to being human. There’s no way we are going through these lives we have, experiencing and observing all the good and bad this world provides without being untouched mentally or spiritually. Hell, I’m sure we a little crazy as newborns coming out of the womb.
But what is considered crazy and what is considered normal? Who chooses the rules and regulations for this social construct. Of course, we can point our fingers at researchers, psychiatrists, therapists, etc., but we often forget that these people are human too and not only make mistakes, but fall under the fallacies of the human mind.
Also, we tend to pick from their studies and observations and twist them along with our morals and personal life experiences which leads to millions of ideas on this subject because everyone is the result of their own webbed varieties of their experiences and observations.
Now when I say ‘crazy’, I’m not going to the extent of serious psychological disorders- that is deeper than the intent of this blog. I’m talking about social construct and what is deemed to be crazy in our society and your environment.
This is what brings me to the title question- Is normal crazy? Is the act or attempt of being “normal” crazy behavior in itself?
Like I said before, I’m sure we’ve all experienced pain, happiness, love, digust, fear, and a flurry of other emotions in our lifetime. Some of us may have dealt with all of these at once. Some may have felt like rarely have emotions, but that’s a blog for another day.
So how are we all dealing with these issues and still consider ourselves normal based on society’s standards? Easy! We take it.
We wake up every morning, go into public whether it’s work, running errands, excercise, etc., and act like we and everything is normal. You don’t that’s a little weird?
Most of us know what’s going on in this world. Most of us know what’s going on with ourselves. Yet, we pretend like we have it all together in the public, including your presence in social media.
Our homes are often the only place we can truly be ourselves, and some people can’t even do that. And if someone may act a but out of place we tend to call them weird or crazy like we’ve never thought about doing something crazy in public before.
Antidepressants, social media, denial, and more helps us shelter our true selves, true pain, and true desires. So I guess all I’m trying to say is let’s reframe what we think crazy is. Just like Dave Chappelle said,
The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. “I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy.” That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.