Madness? No one is Mad
Growing up I was taught that ‘madness can’t be wished for in a child but interesting to see’.
Who taught me?
The society did.
Who makes the society?
You and I.
I took this saying like an emblem until I grew old to understand.
I didn’t just grow to know this wasn’t palatable and true but by learning and training.
I have come to learn that nobody is mad actually but can be ill mentally.
You cannot be mad as a form of illness.
You can be ill mentally and that is no stigma
We all at a point in our lives can be ill mentally but that doesn’t mean we would be walking the streets naked or misbehaving like a sheep without a shepherd.
I charge you this day to see whoever you see on the street behaving in a way not normal to you as not Mad but ill just as a person with malaria.
Anyone in your home who is ill emotionally also needs that care.
Till I come your way again,
I wish you a Renewed Mind, Illuminated Spirit and a healthy body.
Also published on Medium.