Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to Tell the World You're Crazy

Two words: leopard print.  

Now, crazy is a relative term.  I enjoy being crazy every now and then, particularly when there are copious amounts of alcohol involved.  But another way to be crazy is to be a straight up loon.  Let's look at two very bold women.  

The first one, Rihanna, has developed a reputation for living what, to a lot of people, is a pretty crazy life.  Traveling around the globe sharing her gift with thousands of screaming admirers.  Millions of dollars in the bank.  She regularly dons dominatrix-inspired outfits to public events.  Making sweet music about being crazy.  She is... CRAAAAZY.

Now let's compare her to another crazy person: Linda Brown.  Never heard of her?  Well, she's crazy.  Recently in my home state of Ohio, she rolled up to Burlington Coat Factory in a black stretch Hummer like she just won the lottery.   Actually, that's EXACTLY what her story was.  She said she just won $1.5 milly and was gonna buy everyone there up to $500 worth of stuff.  She lied.  When people found out it was a hoax, some went crazy THEMSELVES and basically started looting the place.  But don't take my word for it...  Click the picture below to watch the news story about the debacle:

I'm done writing but I think it's good to embrace the ways in which you are crazy.  I love this quote:  

"Crazy people who are productive are geniuses.  Crazy people who are rich are eccentric.  Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy.  Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean; geniuses swim, crazy people drown.  Most of us are sitting safely on the shore.  Take a chance and get your feet wet."  

-Michael Gelb

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