Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Genius of Madness (except from THE MADNESS OF GENIUS)
Today, the norm in society is to be indoctrinated, in public schools, with a certain expectation and limited scope on how and why things are the way they are. We are allowed to think, as long as it coincides with the agenda currently being allocated by the administration ruling the realm. Imagination has been removed via dissection, manufactured into capsule form, labeled, and sold back to the originator at twice fair market value. This discourages so many that the preferred ride into fantasy is a temporary ride on someone else’s wings. Which lends to laziness and lack of mental growth, and society feeds off the genius…
There is a group of individuals that are misunderstood and ostracized for their “abnormality.” Some say that those inflicted with mental aberrations are to be feared and destroyed. I don’t think so. Through the years, I have conversed with many “crazy” people. They seemed saner that some of the alleged “normal” people I know. They have a gift of not fearing the unknown. When ideologists tried to narrow their thinking field, they refuse to allow it. Look back in history and consider some of the great thinkers and crafters. They were considered oddities in their time. Today, many of them would be misdiagnosed as schizophrenic, bi-polar, or borderline personalities.
The genius in madness is keeping every door open to each corridor in the mind. Do not shut and barricade any of them. Do not listen to the so-called masters of reality. They are in charge of their own destiny, no one else’s. Being able to wander into any room at any given time is a gift, once it is no longer an overwhelming sensation. So long have we been denied free thinking that we are now afraid to step into the darkness of unknown. The winds of change and creation blow gently through this vast array of cerebral tunnels. Listening to the forgotten melodies and songs that rise from the depths of you soul and echo through the mind; that is the genius of madness.
© Oct 13, 2012 ~ DBC, Duke of the Arctic