Second word of the day u define is insanity??

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Didge Doo answered

Insanity: The removal of restrictions on the mind allowing us to see the world as it really is instead of the way we've been conditioned to interpret it.

Synonyms: Didge, Hippy, Skunky.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Is that a definition of insanity or sanity?
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Tom I am jumping in here, because Didge was truly defining insanity, yes! In fact I took it and put it in my special Ask file... and I am choosing insanity, and just running with it.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Didn't realise I'd quoted that before. I may have misremembered the "proof" but at least I got the spirit right., :)
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Virginia Lou answered

Okay Otis, I have one for you...

Insanity TRUE definition is = "me Virginia an' all my friends, and I don't really trust anyone who lives in this strange world and does not have at least one wheel in the sand..."

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Edit: adding in a concept I got from Buddhism, insanity is basically all of us until our lives become rebuilt around the oneness of love.

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Call me Z answered

Insanity is:

Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. 


The notion that faith is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation and experience merits everlasting pain... and every statement ever made to that effect.    

A preferred defense in capital murder cases. 

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Tom, since your brought up asterisks, see how this one sits. (No pun intended.)

There was a sweet young thing called Clare Black
Who liked to ride on horses, bare-back.
But though she dearly loved to frisk
She was a fool her *
Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Indeed, Tom.
In this thought, I am paraphrasing a quote about insanity from Robt. Ingersoll, one of my favorite 20th century writers. The word 'faith' is used as a blanket term for all connotations of blind obedience (i.e. wilfull acceptance without consideration) as the sure path to "the good" (whatever that is percieved as), while the drawing of one's own conclusions is only the road to destruction. That it appears in a context of the heaven/hell duality doesn't limit this notion to only functions of religion, but to any circumstance where the abdication of critical faculties is required, to "tow the line" as it were, of whatever directives are being set forth.
As you might imagine, I find such practice(s) patently abhorrent, the antithesis of sane reasoning, therefore insane.
The other two examples I gave lacked the same potential to provoke thought, which I think we both, though from our contrasting perspectives, share a passion.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Absolutely.
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PJ Stein answered

My life at the moment. As many Blurtites already know, I have a friend who is battling cancer. Her new chemo has been particularly hard on her. My mom is going in for a biopsy on Monday. And my husband's aunt passed away tonight from cancer. So....yeah, cancer bites, and my emotions are not good right now.

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
Gator! I am so sorry to hear this. You are a dear person to us all and I want you to know we are here for you. Please, if you don't mind, I want to keep your friend and your mom in my prayers. Cancer is so hard on the family. I want to keep you and your husband in prayer as well. My sister died of leukemia at 24. I feel for you guys, the constant ups and downs, the constant unknowing. It is tough. I am so sorry. :0(
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
That's more stress than a person should have to handle, Gator. I'm very sorry -- for you as well as for them.
HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
So sorry. ((((‚̧ԳŹ))))

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