Read this words by Jacob Nordy:
Maybe the greatest breakthrough realization of my life has been that everybody is crazy.
Not just a little bit, either. Deeply, perilously nuts.
(The self-aware, words-using human is a storytelling creature that is naturally insane.)
And we go even crazier trying to hide it so that no one notices—which, of course, they do when they aren’t too busy trying to hide their own insanity behind some crackpot facade or another.
And this gives me a whole new freedom, because it’s not necessary to try to fix that situation. Now I can look at myself when I’m most wound in some web of batshit thinking and laugh (more quickly, I mean. It still takes awhile). I might even remember this when I bump against you out there somewhere and start taking a tangle too seriously.
“Oh, right. We are all mad here.” And then I can be kind again—to myself and you.
So we are all crazy.
We all want to be seen and loved.
And we all just want to go home.
And laughter. We want to laugh. Because there’s love and relief in real laughter—the kind I’m talking about anyway. It’s the antidote to dogma and meanness and stupid, uptight, overly-serious living. (And the only really dangerous ones are those who can’t admit this condition and can’t laugh and try to control you from behind their masks of rigid sanity.)
Reminds me of McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and how he said,
“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”
Admitting the most obvious truth in the world, and then laughing about it… maybe it’s the first step toward any kind of sane, peaceful life.
For me it comes down to getting increasingly real as a pursuit. That’s key in the lock for a free, creative life. Stripped down to the wire. Real. Uncontrived. Able to laugh. Able to move and breathe.
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