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“I’m Crazy?” THANKS!

I have people tell me I am crazy all of the time.  My likes and dislikes are not of that of the majority.  So to be different, yeilds consequences of judgement from others.  To that I thank people, I like to be different, I like to think that I work outside the box and listen for different things than the norm. 

I hear people sometimes apologizing for being “crazy.”  This story is for you. 

        There once was a beloved king whose castle was on a high hill, overlooking his shire.  He was so popular that the nearby townspeople sent him gifts daily, and his birthday celebration was enjoyed throughout the kingdom.  The people loved him for his renowned wisdom and fair judgments.

        One day, tragedy struck the town.  The water supply was polluted, and every man, woman, and child went insane.  Only the king, who had a private spring, was spared.

        Soon after the tragedy, the mad townspeople began speaking of how the king was acting “strangely” and how his judgments were poor and his wisdom a sham.  Many even went so far as to say that the king had gone crazy.  His popularity soon vanished.  No longer did the people bring him gifts or celebrate his birthday.

     The lonely king, high on the hill, had no company at all.  One day he decided to leave the hill and pay a visit to the town.  It was a warm day, and so he drank from the village fountain.

     That night there was a great celebration.  The people rejoiced, for their beloved king had “regained his sanity.”

– Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman  pg. 22 –

Maybe you will realize that the crazy world around you is not your world at all, maybe it is theirs.

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