Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
― Alice in Wonderland: Based on the motion picture directed by Tim Burton
This conversation between Alice & the Mad Hatter is comical yet also quite inspirational. When you think about it, Alice is basically telling the Hatter to just be himself, and the best version of himself that he can be. Ignore stereotypes and just be you.
“Crazy” is one of those words that historically has a bad undertone. People use it to signify things that they don’t understand and people whose actions they don’t agree with. But for many of us, it also symbolizes things that are fun or slightly outside the box.
We each have our own definition of what’s crazy. Some people may say that reading a novel in a single afternoon is crazy. Many of us would say that’s a normal occurrence with a good book. I think that running a marathon is crazy (though admirable) yet at the moment my sister is training to do just that. Heck, it wasn’t that long ago that flying across the country or speeding down a highway would have been considered crazy yet now it’s an everyday occurrence that we take for granted.
When you stop and think about it, crazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all have our own brand of crazy. None of us can go through life without having at least a day or two when our ‘crazy’ shines through. So what do I say to this? Go with it! Have fun! Act a little crazy at times and get out of your box. Life is so much more fun when you live it.