Thoughts on “Being crazy is the new sane”

“History shows that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts… until they’re right… and then they’re geniuses.”

John Eliot, PH.D. Author of Overachievement

John Eliot’s quote about being seen as crazy nuts by the world at first before being recognised as geniuses reminds me of a similar quote by Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” In this age of information and spiritual awakening due to the conscious evolution of humanity, it is indeed becoming more evident that being crazy is the new sane because the old sane means to conform to the societal norms and expectations, in terms of working just to get paid and run the rat race, or following religious authorities without questioning, or getting caught up in fashion trends and consumer fads, or keeping up with the Jones, or being immersed in TV and movie celebrities’ lives instead of cultivating one’s own lives. Yet we know that contrary to these norms and expectations, it is much better and more worthwhile to cultivate our own lives and do things that we enjoy, that make us alive, that contribute to making the world a better place.

The adage “Here’s to the crazy ones” also came to mind as I believe perhaps the best way to live our life is to live in such freedom and creativity that our life itself is a bold and visible statement and presence to the rest that it is ultimately rewarding and fulfilling to be our authentic self, not bound by external rules, but motivated and ruled by our heart of compassion and vision, to heal, to inspire and to contribute to the evolution and development of the world.

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