Monday, February 06, 2012


No, the title of this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with the previous post. This being said...
Have you ever called someone crazy? Or have you ever been the one to be called crazy? What does it feel like? What about people who have some kind of mental disorder? The relationship that they have with this word must be totally different than the one so called "normal" people have. Wow, that was a long sentence. Hope I didn't lose you on the way haha. So, I was saying... When in people's minds(or at least some people you know, be it in your family or among your friends) seeing a psychiatrist is only meant for crazy people, then it feels special when you go see one. Now, what does "crazy" mean exactly? Freud says people call some crazy because they are different. He changed the meaning of "crazy", and those who were then called "crazy", he called them "sick", so not different from the others. He said that it is all a matter of intensity and quantity. We are all "crazy" after all. For some of us, it is a bit more obvious, that's all. Now that doesn't say exactly what "crazy" means. When you're kidding and laughing with a friend, you say "you're crazy!", but it doesn't mean the same as someone who sees his brother going insane, is it? Now, that is the problem, actually. Yes, the thing is that someone who has a mental disorder will take it differently if you call them crazy, than someone who has no such trouble. But the weird thing is that after some time, these same people will feel totally comfortable with this idea of craziness. When they are the ones to call themselves crazy. Crazy, isn't it?

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