What is it that makes one person crazy and another one not? Why is it that it is always other people who are crazy? When I say that I am the one who is sane and everyone else in the world is crazy am I crazy? It is in search of answers to these questions I begin this post.
Naturally I would expect the answers to these questions to be crazy, and in truth I think that all of us are crazy. If you don’t think you are crazy then you’re crazy!
What makes someone crazy? That is, what is it about someone that would cause you to call them crazy? Generally speaking if someone else has viewpoints and practices that are much different than your own they are crazy. I know of a man who talked to the birds, rocks and trees. I suppose that isn’t a bad thing, we all talk to our pets and even our plants. I even talk to my computer when it acts up and usually not very politely! But the thing about this guy was that the birds, rocks and trees told him secrets about the people who lived in the area. Was he crazy?
Have you ever noticed that people, even you, will say something like, “… that man/woman is crazy!”? Think again, how often have you heard someone say, “… I am crazy …”? Now you see what I mean, it is always someone else who is crazy while we ourselves are completely rational.
My judgment here is that each and every one of us is crazy. There are definitely some out there who are crazier than others, but how do we decide who they are? T shirts and bumper stickers should be issued!
Conclusion? There are two distinct classes of humans; the crazy and the crazier.
So, we just got back from a trip out of state. The gas prices were unbelievably low, at least relatively speaking. We spent $35 on gasoline, when we made the same trip just a few months back the same gas would have been about $90!
30 years ago gas was right around a buck a gallon, yes I have actually seen the gallons roll by on the pump faster than the dollars, but just a few months ago we were paying over $4 per gallon.
All in all $1.65 or so seems cheap for gasoline. When gas prices get ridiculous like $3 people start thinking more about miles per dollar than miles per gallon, I know I was.
The Christmas holiday is coming up now and I just wonder, will they jack the prices back up so they can make more profits this season?