The dumb things we do to remain sane
“What is the stupidest thing you ever did?”
She was stunned by the question. This was the first thing he thought of asking her the very first time he even met her? How strange.
Yet, she smiled, blushed, got embarrassed, all at once.
She had done a lot of stupid things. But he didn’t have to know about them.
She had to respond though, and in a flash, all the dumb actions, which at the time seemed perfectly logically, swerved through her mind.
How many silly things have you done? And what exactly comprises as silly? Because all our actions at their time of their development don’t appear to be illogical. It is only after they unfold and their impact is felt that their irrationality also becomes apparent.
The thing is, we all need some craziness in our lives. To dare to do something different, even if it is a simple change of route on the return way home; taking a weekend trip on an impulse; or just ordering something you’ve never eaten off a menu.
It is only by doing something you’ve never done before that life will reward you by taking you somewhere you’ve never been. You never know what pleasant surprise may be awaiting you at the end of that different path.
Like Aristotle said: “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness”.
“Some may never live, but the crazy never die” – Hunter S. Thompson