Being Crazy in a Sick Society is Actually Healthy

Being Crazy in a Sick Society is Actually Healthy

To be normal is to be sick

Krishnamurti once said that –

it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

However, being born and brought up in such a society, most people can’t realize that it is sick, let alone that they are part of this sickness, just like fish, which, living in water, cannot realize that they are in water and part of the sea life.

What does it mean to live a normal life?

In the modern world, especially in the West, it means to be brainwashed at a very young age for over a decade by what we call schooling, to later on work as a wage slave for almost the rest of your life competing with others so as to merely survive, to mindlessly consume products without end because manipulative advertising convinced you to do so, while at the same time you unconsciously harm the planet we inhabit, to slowly poison your physical organism by feeding it with disease-causing foods, to obey to the rules and believe in the dogmas handed down to you by those in authority, to be passive and uncreative, suppressing yourself in countless of ways, living in suffering yet doing nothing to overcome it.

Being Crazy in a Sick Society is Actually Healthy

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If you stop for a moment and think, you might realize that this kind of living is absolutely sick, yet it is accepted by almost everyone as healthy and is actually rewarded by society. In fact, those of us who are better at living this way are considered to be the most successful and respected, while those who are different, more sensitive and intelligent, desiring to create a different path in life, are ridiculed and looked down upon, being considered as stupid, weird, or even crazy.

But what is the point of living the way most people live? 

Life can be lived so much better — we can live playfully, filled with laughter and love, with a desire to be creative, at peace with ourselves and others, savoring the gifts of existence. Unfortunately, only a few people manage to think outside the mental box that society has provided us with and escape from the matrix they’ve been unconsciously living in since they were born. Those are the rebellious ones who at some point in their lives felt the need to break free from the chains of tradition and help create a more beautiful world for all beings on earth.

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Rebelling against normalcy

To rebel against normalcy is the most difficult thing you can do because you need the guts to be honest with yourself and others. To voice the truth in a world where almost everyone is living in lies is quite a risky thing to do. Speaking the truth means going against the current of tradition, which in turn means confronting the herd mentality and having the strength to keep on going your way regardless of the hardships you might face.

There have been many people who had the courage to rebel against the normalcy of our sick society, but most of them couldn’t deal with the negative consequences their actions had on themselves. When nobody embraces your uniqueness and is able to understand you, and when everybody is trying to suppress you and help you to fit back into society, it is easy to lose courage, and not uncommon to experience immense psychological anguish. That’s why some of the greatest minds to have ever walked on earth were suffering from serious mental and emotional issues. And although now, after a long time since they passed away, they are recognized as geniuses, when they were alive they were seen by the majority as weirdos or lunatics.

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Once you realize how sick the way you and most people are living is and openly go against it, trying to reclaim your freedom and create your own path in life, you are bound to get in trouble. People, including family members and friends, will do everything to put obstacles on your path with the intention to “help” you become normal again, exactly like they are. Instead of helping you to grow your wings of consciousness and leave behind what is burdening your psyche, they do their best to cut them off and make you crawl by their side so that you can suffer together. So most people are afraid of being crazy in a sick society.

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14 thoughts on “Being Crazy in a Sick Society is Actually Healthy”

  1. Avatar of Sandy R. Killgo

    One delightful fable is about a prophet who once predicted that all the water in the world was going to disappear, except water which was saved, stored, and hidden away. And after the disappearance of all the water, new water would appear – which when drank would make men mad, crazy, and cause them to behave in strange and unusual ways. Now, most people ignored the prophet and his prophecy except one man who immediately began saving water in a secret hiding place, at a remote location, and in large quantities. Shortly after the prediction, according to the fable, all the water in the world did disappear. A few days later new water returned to the earth. But instead of drinking the new water like everyone else the man stayed in his secret hiding place drinking his secret supply of saved water.

    After a while, as the fable goes – the man came out from his secret hiding place and began to associate with people after they had been drinking the new water and sure enough, he found that all of them were crazy and mad, and behaving in strange and unusual ways. But all of them didn’t know they were crazy, they thought he was crazy. So they began to show him rejection, hostility, and pity. They showed him everything but acceptance or understanding. Within a week all this pain, rejection, abuse, and suffering, was so great the man could not take anymore so he decided to drink the new water and become mad and crazy just so he could be accepted. He exchanged his sanity for acceptance in a world of madness.

    The story above is just a fable…..

    The unfortunate reality however, is that there are millions of people around the world who are willing to do almost anything, even become mad and crazy, just so they can be accepted, or to fit in with the crowd. To keep things in perspective, wanting to be accepted, or wanting to fit in is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s a basic human requirement for survival and social growth, and this requirement starts at a very early age. During our developmental years, we have the need to feel acceptable or worthy of acceptance and these needs cannot be met in isolation, other people have to be involved if these needs are to be met, and when these needs are not met, our emotional development and maturity are affected, sometimes to the point of neurosis or even psychosis. So we consistently seek the approval and acceptance of others which is not a bad thing but if your whole life is about trying to get people to think well of you before you can feel good about yourself then you are having an identity crisis derived from a lost identity – a sense of not consciously knowing who you are.
    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

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