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'The worst thing to call somebody is "crazy". It's dismissive. I don't understand this person, so they're crazy. That's bullshit! People are not crazy. They are strong people...Maybe the environment is a little sick.' - Dave Chappelle
From the moment I heard the above words being said (in 2006), it soon became my all time favorite quote. To me its raw, its to the point, and its real!
We are all so quick to label someone as crazy when a lot of us aren't to sane ourselves! We are ignorant in our thinking, ignorant to life in another persons shoes, ignorant to life in another persons mind.
When the number of people walking around with some kind of anti-(something) drug, legal or illegal, flowing through their veins have tripled in the past 40 years, it's time for us to admit that there is a problem somewhere.
Turn on the television at any given time, on any number of channels and what do you see. Some [scripted] 'reality' show with a group of dysfunctional people, (most of them old enough to know better) acting like asses and not only are they getting applauded for it, they are getting PAID for it! The world thrives on craziness.
We live in a society that is addicted to gossip, relishes on degrading who ever they can in life then talk about their 'greatness' in death, then throws in a 'Dr. Drew' to explain to us why we are all so crazy!
With most of us trying to scrape the bottom of the same barrel, we are expected to have sympathy for athletes throwing temper tantrums, which seem to occur every couple of years, over salaries that could feed most small countries.
The irony that to improve the economy people need to spend more money that people really don't have in the first place seems outrageous to me.
The idea that building prisons in towns on the verge of bankruptcy anticipating that revenue from housing what they hope to be the 'future criminals of america' (whose imprisonment will often times be the result of laws created solely with the intent of ensuring that every cell remains full of these 'expected' criminals) is asinine.
The world is a crazy, hypocritical, glass house of horrors.
I, too, am believing more and more each day that its not bi-polar people trying to live their lives inside a world , but sane people just trying to function in a bi-polar world!