Why the World is Insane

I’m just about convinced: you can’t grow up until you’ve gone insane.  For most people this occurs around puberty; for some a bit earlier – but nobody escapes the game.  After all, think of it: all the things you’ve been told.

  • Love yourself.  (Narcassist!)
  • Give generously (sucker . . . )
  • To thine own self be true (but to everyone else? Put on a false face and lie!)
  • Speak up . . . but shut up and listen good.
  • Sex is bad.  But it’s good. (A LOT of confusion there!)
  • This is for you own good (then why the pain?)
  • Have faith! (there is no god, or god is dead, depending on what you heard).
  • Get there on time!  (Slow down and smell the roses.)
  • The human body is a beautiful thing – but they’ll put you in jail for running around naked.
  • It’s art. It’s not.
  • Life is precious. Now go kill the weeds and spray for bugs . . .
  • Save lives by dropping bombs (airpower theory).
  • If they’re going to heaven, why are you so sad? (a puzzling issue right there.)
  • Be yourself – but agree with us.
  • Everyone is unique just like everyone else.
  • Don’t be too happy; don’t be too sad: in either instance they’ll lock you up (read about CERT training and what the Nat’l Institute for Mental Heath decides).
  • Be happy – but not overjoyed (that’s what got me 1013’d).
  • Tell the truth but make up a lie when you’re telling them about me.
  • Everyone’s crazy but me.
  • There’s a deadline everyone gets excited about, but nobodies going to die.
  • Religion that preach love spawn hate and the participants are always on the side of ‘good’.  (Just ask ’em.)
  • Take care of your pets but let the children starve elsewhere in the world.
  • Human life is valuable.  That’s why we should kill them (the enemy).
  • Hurry up!
  • Slow down.
  • Work hard (sucker again).
  • Knowledge is power. (No – money is.  And knowing how to manipulate people is the greatest power in the world.)
  • Conserve! (you don’t have enough savings)
  • Spend! (the economy is tanking due to consumer fear)
  • Don’t use gas! Use propane instead!
  • Burn your food for fuel then complain about high prices on corn.
  • Make the USA business friendly by taxing industry some more.
  • Pay people to stay home and not work – and if they start working, take their money from them (welfare system, unemployment benefits, SSDI just to name a few . . . plus income taxes on it all . . .)
  • Being fat is okay but cigarettes and fried food aren’t.
  • Marijuana is illegal but alcohol (which kills 75,000 people each year in the US alone) is just fine.
  • Burning coal is somehow clean.
  • What goes around comes around (what BS.)
  • You’ll get it in the end.  (But . . . doesn’t everyone?)
  • If heaven is so good, why is it nobody is in a rush to get there?  Why have a survival instinct at all?
  • God made man in his own image . . . well, what about woman?  Where’d she come from?
  • Women are from Venus, men are from Mars.  Tell me: what planet are we on?
  • Be a leader . . . now follow me . . .
  • Speak your own mind (but I’ll hate you for it if you say something bad)
  • Speak up!
  • Quiet down.
  • Don’t hate . . .
  • Don’t you hate this?

This is the reason you lose your mind: too many conflicting attitudes, between your decisions from the heart, from the mind – from the society you are in; from your own genes.

From your own family; your opinions, your communities, religions, churches, crowds; schools, amphitheaters, radios, television . . . all these conflicting ‘things’ wrestling for your mind’s control . . .

Make up your own mind!  (I’m going to make it up for you; you have to do what I am saying: it is in the rules and law.)

Explore! But don’t go into those woods; there might be danger there . . .
Seek and ye shall find (but too much knowledge can be a bad thing.)
Look inside!  Look out!

It’s no wonder we all lose our mind . . . by an early age, no doubt – at least in my case . . .

Don’t be different; don’t stand out . . .
but everyone wants to be famous.
Don’t be a smart-ass, but get good grades . . .
Don’t be an ass at all . . . but everyone’s got one, and sometimes they show it . . .

I guess I’m showing mine, LOL!

Look – but don’t touch . . .
if you touch, I might enjoy (and that’d be a sin!)
Marriage is forever until you get divorced,
and kids are through thick and thin . . .
It’s no wonder we’re all crazy,
Look at the world we’re in . . .

LOL’ing . . . okay, a bit hysterically crazy now . . .

(momma? why’s that man laughing so loud? . . .
Don’t worry child, just join the crowd . . .
he’s too happy, you see . . .
Join the crowd, grumble out loud . . .
about all the roses you see . . .)


About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681). JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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5 Responses to Why the World is Insane

  1. The Hobbler says:

    So true Jeff. The contradictions between what “they say” drove me to write a poem about it too. I just think it’s about time we start thinking for ourselves, like you’ve been mentioning lately.


    • jeffssong says:

      Feel free to add to this list, Hobbler – I’m trying to assemble ‘the list’ of contradictions we all go through – the type that drive us insane! Personally I feel the “sex” ones are the worst; they drive men insane, LOL!!! (Look, but don’t touch! Yes means no . . . and no means yes – sometimes. LOL!)
      I’d like to add this one that popped in my mind yesterday after I wrote this:
      “Make a profit.” (you greedy bastard, guilty of avarice and sin! taking advantage of folks like that . . . lol!!!)
      “Be famous and/or confident – but don’t blow your own horn.”
      “Be proud of what you’ve done! But don’t be guilty of the sin of pride.” (WTF? Whuts up with THAT one?)

      I’m sure folks can think of a LOT more of these ‘moral’ and social ‘creed’ type teachings and stuff (“Guys shouldn’t chase girls . . . but guys shouldn’t chase guys? okay . . . hello, hand. Wait! I’m gonna go blind.” LOL!)

      Well, just killing time (sloth . . . but wait, aren’t I relaxing and smelling the flowers? lazy good for nothing . . . sitting around smelling things; useless . . .)

      It’s a wonder I’m as sane as I am!

      (lots of insane laughter as I go hooting my way through the woods . . . like a blind ape on LSD, LOL!!!)


  2. Noel says:

    Excellent way to put it! The contradictions are everywhere. thanks.


    • jeffssong says:

      Feel free to add to this list of insane demands, Noel! I’m trying to compile a list of them HERE – just so people can see from other people’s angles and views just how insane it is – and why nobody makes it through this world without a few twitches, nervous glitches, and odd habits in this world, LOL!


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