Are you INSANE? Well if you have heard many people ask you this, it may not all be bad news. You are probably showing signs of great leadership. Here’s how…
Insanity, which by definition means a mental state where you can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality is not a clinical problem. Think about it. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all didn’t let reality suck us in? Okay let’s get academic. I find some of the greatest leaders living with this dreadful virtue of being crazy…
How else can you explain Gandhi (a one man army) to actually think that non-violence will give us freedom?
Why else would Michelangelo Buonarroti secretly visit morgue at night to cut through the cadaver to be a better sculptor?
How else can you explain Joan of Arc who believed the voices in her head as that of Saints and drove the British out as Head of the Army at the age of 14?
What else would make Arya Bhatt decide that Zero which is all of zilch is so important to mathematics?
Why else would Mark Zuckerberg think that getting more eye-balls is better than making profits?
And don’t even get me started on what happens when insanity and love meet. If you don’t believe me, see the Taj Mahal.
I love the audacity with which they believe in their thoughts? You got to be okay to look like a fool when you want to believe in the bizarre. Maturity kills imagination. So don’t worry about what the ‘sane’ community has to say about your vision. Just like Don Quixote, run to fight the wind mills as if they were giants.
Courage of conviction can sometimes also make you a nagging wife who is on a failing mission to change her husband. So how do you know whether you are making history or just simply losing it? Well you don’t. And that’s why you have to be crazier to not worry about it.
So here are some of my bizarre thoughts
Creation of an Arial transport system with the help of WiFi
Internet should be installed in all man-made objects
Telepathic conversations should work
Television sets should be replaced by a Bluetooth cord which projects in air
Do I have any investors for these? No? Huh, I don’t care. I am a genius.