There Seems To Be A Correlation…

iXfactor (@Xtine) 8 years, 11 months ago

between existing highly and “being crazy”. There’s a lot of posts on here, in all categories, about things such as alternative wellness therapy, overcoming demons, ideas on how/why societal norm is ridiculous, and conversations about mastering the mind or ego. These types of topics are of interest to the typical “mentally unstable” human. Why is it that awakeness equates to insanity?

October 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Caitlin Morgan (16) (@transcendentalwanderer) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Insanity is being used to cover up something not understood, like being “awake”.

Josh (213) (@reinvented2012) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@xtine, where have you seen the correlation? Did someone conduct a study?

hello (113) (@smortlur51) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@xtine, I think it has to do with being different from how your average everyday joe shmoe is. Not a lot of people think these ways or even entertain these types of ideas, they’ll just think, “oh that? thats just a bunch of nonsense, thats crazy talk”. I wouldn’t say that it equates to insanity so much as being outside of the majority, and that in turn makes it different and alien to most. And therefore, as is most human nature, this equates to different is bad

Ben (62) (@Mallorn) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

yep ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Consider cognitive dissonance, and that it explains a loooooooooooooooooot of people’s behavior. When someone suggests something to you that can only be true with the negation of something you already believe to be true, you get fussy. all humans do. I suggest to you that you’re an alien from mars, and you raise your eyebrow like wuhh? It conflicts with the belief that you’re not an alien, but a human.

We solve this problem by entertaining and doubting all possibilities, and accepting the reality in front of us. If someone suggests to you the sky is green, you don’t react like a threatened animal and say NO ITZ BLU. That’s what these kind of people do. They don’t actually consider the evidence. They don’t take the time to think, well, it’s been blue all this time, but if you say so, I’ll take a look outside.

edited: so, the point is, people will think an idea is either crazy or reasonable. When you suggest alternative therapy, they already have this idea of it being crazy in their heads. The reasonable person will listen to what you have to say, and experiment.

hector (18) (@hector) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Yeah pretty spot on answers so far, it’s just fear. Talking about these things ignites fears that most people just push away and pretend don’t exist, instead of facing them head on. Such as whether there’s any point to life. They just label it as crazy and move on because it’s easy and allows them to feel as if they’ve beaten their fears, when really they’ve just put up a wall in their mind that keeps certain fears out, but also keeps massive amounts of potential locked away

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@xtine, They say 1 in 10,000 people are truly sane, and the rest see them as complete wack-jobs :)

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