Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Symptoms of Crazy

I've posted about being crazy before, and now that 2012 has finally arrived, I'd like to revisit the topic. It's no secret that many people think I'm crazy. That judgement used to bother me a lot, but it wasn't just the label that irritated me. It was the assumption that I was the crazy one. I think many of these people are far crazier than I could ever be. I've seen a number of alarming symptoms they all share. So here's my public service announcement for the month. You know you're crazy if...

  • You refuse to chase, waddle, run, dance or skip after your dreams. Never growing (in any direction) is plain crazy. It's important to note that everyone's dreams are different. Sometimes wildly different. If your dream is to raise alpacas or start a mushroom growing company (the legitimate kind), I say go for it. With no hint of sarcasm or disbelief. Dreams are original and wonderful. Don't let them go to waste.

  • You ignore the voices in your head. It's not crazy to hear them. It's crazy to ignore them. Mine give me the best ideas on a daily--sometimes hourly--basis. Call them your muse posse, your little buddies, or whatever. These voices can be the spark of genius if you only let them.

  • You go along with the crowd. Yeah, you might be cute, but that still makes you a sheep.


Resist the urge to be one of many, and focus on being one in a million. (Hint--that's all you baby!)

It's okay if people think you're crazy as long as you have none of the above symptoms. Do what you love and be true to yourself. You'd be crazy not to.


Christine Rains said...

All the voices in my head are cheering you.

Jess said...

Hee hee...gotta love that built-in cheering squad. ;)

Christa said...

Yes...I know nothing about this. *snort*