As I have gotten older, I have noticed something. There are so many crazy people in this world. It is true that I have had my crazy moments in life, but I mean people are certifiable. For example, I was trying to catch a few minutes of American Idol last night. A guy comes on there howling. It was awful. The judges were immediately saying no. The "singer" was serious. He acted like they had crushed his dreams. Then, he went crazy. The security had to be called and they had to handcuff his silly self and drag him out of there. It was kind of scary. Does he really not have anyone in his life that could tell him to pursue something other than singing?
Watch the news and see if you can get through the 30 min. without hearing about somebody who just went nuts about something. Something happened in the workplace, on the interstate, in a church, at a school--it just goes on and on. Has there always been stuff like this happening and I am just now paying attention to it? Maybe it is just the times and they are a-changin'.
I think crazy comes in different levels. You know that one guy in your hometown that everyone knew was crazy-that's a medium level. You weren't really afraid, but you knew better than to get too close. (My hometown crazy rode a bike and he was covered in trash bags. He sprayed Future floor cleaner as he rode and claimed to have built spaceships for the government.) People that blow up things-that's off the charts. Today, I had an encounter with a mild form of crazy. I heard a 14 year old kid say, "She was s*** out of luck." I was in the position to get the kid in trouble, but I just wanted him to acknowledge his mistake. Maybe he could act a little embarrassed that an adult heard him cuss or just apologize. What did he say to me? "You probably cussed when you were 14!" That didn't sit well with me. It may seem like no big deal, but I find that to be a form of craziness-disrespect, but also crazy. I would never dream of talking to an adult like that. Am I old-fashioned?
I know many factors contribute to someone's odd behavior. Drugs, for instance have ruined many lives. Don't you have to be a little crazy to have the nerve to inject, smoke, or sniff something that was made in someone's dirty kitchen? Now, if it grows in nature... (Just kidding)
You used to be able to tell if someone was not in their right mind. The person would kind of have those crazy eyes. Now, you never know. It is getting more and more common. I know that it is not PC to call someone crazy, but if the shoe fits... I had an aunt that told me that once, but you know what? She is a little on the nutty side herself.