I cannot count the times in my life that someone has called me crazy. There have been incidences where the individual was joking “you’re crazy.” But there are other incidences where I’ve been called crazy when the person in question was attempting to insult me.
The funny part about this is that we’re all a little “crazy.” Often when one human being calls another human being “crazy” it’s because they don’t like how that person is acting. They don’t agree with what they’re saying.
So by that rationale, everyone is crazy. It’s all relative. You might appear “crazy” to another person because you disagree with them, and the person on the receiving end of your rant looks crazy to you.
Also, the world is a crazy place. So much of what we experience on a day to day basis makes little to no sense.
We’ve established these things so far:
- Everyone is slightly “crazy” in their own way.
- The world is crazy.
- Crazy is a relative word and entirely subjective.
These things should make you feel better about yourself when someone calls you crazy. Because it’s not just you, you know, they’re also crazy.
The mailman is probably crazy. I mean, he spends all day with a giant bag of mail. That would make anyone a little cuckoo. There’s a reason why they call it “going postal.” The MTA conductor of the 2 train is probably insane. He spends all day driving the train and not interacting with real people. Crazy! New York City taxi drivers on the night shift are undoubtedly crazy. They are transporting intoxicated people to their destinations all night long. That breeds insanity.
The list goes on and on.
The next time someone calls you crazy, be thankful that you’re not the only crazy one.