Crazy v. Normal

So here’s what I’ve been thinking about for a few days now. No no no, let me try that again; you know what’s really been on my mind? No no no, that one sucked too, oh you know what? Forget it, I’m sure we ALL know how this is going to work out, I’m going to think up something to say sooner or later and find a way to segue into my main point. Frankly though? I can’t seem to figure out ANYWAY to do that, and seeing as how this isn’t a high school essay, or a thesis for a Ph. D of ANY sort, I figure, I’ll just get into it: normal is BORING and crazy is INTERESTING!

Now folks, let’s get some VERY important stuff out of the way RIGHT now. Normal is a fluid concept (actually, let me explain something; I’ve been saying that things are “fluid concepts” for the longest time now, and it wouldn’t be right to go on without explaining what I mean. When I say something is a “fluid concept” I mean that it’s subjective. This means that whatever I’m talking about isn’t specifically objective, people can look at it from different angles and derive different thoughts and responses. It’s like saying a movie is “the best ever” it probably ISN’T the best ever [Citizen Kane folks, Scorsese said it himself], but it’s the best that you’ve seen at the moment, or the best to YOU, now that THAT’S out of the way, let’s move on, shall we?). It’s a VERY fluid concept and, sadly, as any teen movie has proven, our perception of normal goes a little something like this: you are equal to those around you in every way, shape, or form. This means that if your FRIENDS have 2 cookies to their names, you’ll be “special” if you have 3 cookies. Likewise, you’ll be ABNORMAL if you have 1 cookie, you’re the odd one out.

That’s how we work folks, more is better and less is not. Which is why poverty is a negative thing and why wealth is a positive thing (challenge me and I’ll be cross, you and I BOTH know what I meant when I said that so don’t go off on a “what is money’s true value” tangent because I don’t want to hear it; comment on something useful, not something obvious), but the fact of the matter, and the point that I’d like to point out is that (for all of those who HAVEN’T figured it out) NORMAL (the concept itself and everything it embodies) is NOT the right step to take. Well, not the right step for a LONG TIME anyway because the world we live in requires us to lead, follow, or get out of the way (I watched Idiocracy again last night; DEFINITELY my favourite comedy ever, notice how I said COMEDY. I made the distinction) and following and getting out of the way are the two NORMAL options because leaders are CRAZY. After all, why would any SANE individual decide to take the task of having human physiology AND psychology under their care? The logical (and NORMAL) decision would be to avoid these risks and simply take care of yourself (and your own needs) while making sure that nothing TERRIBLE happens.

For all of those who claim to be “sane” you’ll find my previous statement to be dark, morbid and EXTREMELY narcissistic. Though, again I say, that is the LOGICAL option. Based on human nature (and it’s extremely animalistic roots) this is the course that any NORMAL individual would take. Yet we know for a fact that time and time again human beings risk their lives to save those of others and disprove theory after theory regarding just how “dark, morbid, and extremely narcissistic” we can be. Which (once again) brings up my earlier point NORMAL is boring and CRAZY is interesting; CRAZY saves live, CRAZY changes things, CRAZY makes things grow, and CRAZY makes things different. And let’s face it. If there’s one thing humanity as a whole hates more than crazy, it’s change and difference. Because difference makes us lose things that we knew, it makes us have to readjust, it makes us have to rethink our life strategies and so on because now everything has (and yes, I AM going to love saying this) CHANGED.

That really is the end of that. People fear change, or rather, no. People fear difference, CHANGE is merely a by product of difference and ANYONE who’s NORMAL will fear change and difference because who in their right mind who POSSIBLY want to lose something important to them? Though, before I leave, just remember one thing; whenever we lose something, we usually gain something in return (-cheeky smile- just look at Ed and Al).

As always, this has been your Admin, and DO remember! Always look on the BYTE side of life!

-EK

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