What Is Insane for Me Is Sane for You

Society guides us in the wrong direction.

Aimée Sparrow

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Most of us collectively agree upon certain knowns. One known is that we are not supposed to like our job. Another known is that we are supposed to spend little time being the best we can in what we do for a living because it’s simply a day job to pay the bills. We are not being paid to go overboard. And then there are those like me, eternally grateful I was bestowed with my ultimate dream job and will go to great lengths to do my best and love it as I do.

Society drives us to be happy yet in a strained sort of way, to not be too happy or we will lose touch with sanity and what we are supposed to do or understand, and be socially adept so that we can get lots of people to like us, even in adulthood were friends are hard to find and hard to keep unless you’ve cemented a social group.

We can be in any stage of our life and borrow from any other time when we felt alive and fulfilled, then bring those into our habits and routines and focus on what makes us come alive. For a long while, I loved working hard and getting excited about many things I preferred to focus on. I did not berate myself for losing focus because I knew I’d bounce right back the next day with my bipolar mood swing.

Life felt like a game, and every action seemed like a quest to complete and a level to overcome, so being an adult felt more like being a curious child willing to test our strengths and push against boundaries to find out what works best. This is how I changed and grew over the years.

They say that being insane is undesirable. I don't see it this way. Being insane makes us question the norm and find ways to overcome habits that might not serve us well. I am proud of having gone insane in the past and have some insane tendencies daily today. I always question which I do not entirely agree with and which feels off.

In the future, I hope to gain a personality and attitude that aligns most with the truth, as I’ve always been a truth-seeker. Then, I will use that way of being to gain great fortune and positive outcomes manifested before me. I don’t know how this is supposed to work or how the universe works at large, but I do know that in the past, I learned how to harness great energies to…

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Aimée Sparrow

An explorer of the philosophy behind psychology and what we dream to inspire peace and solace from suffering. aimee.sparrowling@gmail.com