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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Who's the Crazy One Now?

I recently met with a group of people who all live in the same, small community. We talked about all sorts of things and I often found myself in the minority. At one point the debate became very heated with me on one side and everyone else on the other. To me, their line of thinking wasn't just wrong, but you'd have to be clinically insane to even entertain it as plausible. When it became apparent we were at a stalemate, an opinion leader on the other side made his closing argument, an attempt to put an end to the whole discussion with a simple statement. "All of us are in agreement. All of us see things in exactly the same way and yet somehow you still believe you are the only sane one in the bunch, that you're right and every one of us is wrong. Doesn't that tell you something?"

As I drove home from Bellevue's famous mental ward I reflected on how many times I've had those same debates with colleagues, family members and acquaintances, each time my opponents finding solace and support in being among the majority.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lunatics in Charge of the Asylum

Empirical evidence shows that when you force the sane to live among the insane, the group will inevitably veer toward insanity over time. Extrapolate those findings across all of society and suddenly it makes sense that those of us who don't believe in an omnipotent, invisible being, who is bothered by a single human being's diet or sexual preference, actually find ourselves in the minority.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Know What I'm Sayin?

If you form a lucid thought and communicate it using words you didnt make up as part of a coherent and complete sentence, maybe you wouldnt have to follow every sentence with, "know what im sayin?" Know what im sayin?

Evolution

Those who don't believe in evolution, simply havent evolved.

Oprah

Will someone please tell Oprah she didnt come up with the concept of the "Aha moment", its just those with a decent command of the English language have been referring to it as an "epiphany".