A crazy dive into the internet

crazy

I browse to the last page:

A Italian man is going to live on a iceberg in Greenland next spring for a year to raise the discussion about global warming and to have an adventure…

People comment on how he is not going to survive or how cool it can actually be. Hmmm we will see..

This is definitely not what I am looking for …… so I google most craziest person on earth hmm? It pops up with a list

Shōichi Yokoi (横井 庄一 Yokoi Shōichi?, March 31, 1915 – September 22, 1997) was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945, discovered in the jungles of Guam on 24 January 1972, almost 28 years after US forces had regained control of the island in 1944.

This man hid, for so long everybody thought he was dead after fighting in the World War 2. The embarrassment of coming back alive was to great. He was found weak and the people thought he needed help.

On the evening of 24 January 1972, Yokoi was discovered in the jungle by Jesus Dueñas and Manuel De Gracia, two local men checking their shrimp traps along a small river on Talofofo. They had assumed Yokoi was a villager from Talofofo, but he thought his life was in danger and attacked them. They managed to subdue him and carried him out of the jungle with minor bruising.

“It is with much embarrassment, but I have returned”, he said upon his return to Japan. The remark would become a popular saying in Japanese.

That is not crazy to me at all! That is culture and intense emotions. So let us look on someone else on the list

Yoshiro Nakamatsu (born June 26, 1928), a.k.a. Dr. NakaMats, is the Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including the floppy disk and “PyonPyon” spring shoes. He has being photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years (and counting). The goal of Nakamatsu is to live over 140 years old.

Crazy? No way! Awesome!

Matayoshi Mitsuo is an eccentric Japanese politician with the conviction that he is the God and Christ.According to his program, he will do the Last Judgement as the Christ but the way to do this is totally within the current political system and its legitimacy. His first step as the Savior is to be appointed the prime minister of Japan. Then he will reform Japanese society and then the United Nations should offer him the honor of its General Secretary. Then Matayoshi Jesus will reign over the whole world with two legitimate authorities, not only religious but also political.
He has presented himself in many elections but he has not won yet. He has become well-known for his eccentric campaigns where he urges opponents to commit suicide by hara-kiri.

If it is true, yeah that is kind of crazy in my book. So what is crazy? Crazy can be positive in western culture. It can be referred to fun, it can also be negative. Referring to mental diseases or choices made by the person.

I like crazy, my form of crazy. And they say geniuses were and are crazy like Einstein!

cra·zy
ˈkrāzē/
informal
adjective
adjective: crazy; comparative adjective: crazier; superlative adjective: craziest
  1. 1.
    mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way.
    “Stella went crazy and assaulted a visitor”
    synonyms: mad, insane, out of one’s mind, deranged, demented, not in one’s right mind, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare; More

    informalmental, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one’s rocker, not right in the head, round/around the bend, raving mad, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, ditzy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, not all there, out to lunch, crackers, nutso, out of one’s tree, wacko, gonzo;
    vulgar slangbatshit
    “he was acting like a crazy person”
    antonyms: sane
  2. 2.
    extremely enthusiastic.
    “I’m crazy about Cindy”
    synonyms: passionate about, (very) keen on, enamored of, infatuated with, smitten with, devoted to; More

    (very) enthusiastic about, fanatical about;
    informalwild about, mad about, nuts about, hog-wild about, gone on
    “he’s crazy about her”
    antonyms: indifferent, apathetic
  3. 3.
    (of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or in an unlikely position.
    “the monument leaned at a crazy angle”
    • archaic
      (of a ship or building) full of cracks or flaws; unsound or shaky.
adverb

North American
adverb: crazy
  1. 1.
    extremely.
    “I’ve been crazy busy”
noun

North American
noun: crazy; plural noun: crazies
  1. 1.
    a mentally deranged person.

    I think nowadays we all mostly know, normal does not really exist only in small layers normal is a rule to coop in certain enviroments. When I enter a house there are rules what is found normal and respectable as I enter a country or a company culture with a company policy there are rules. We have to know these things. Yet we cannot know them all if we travel the world. Or receive travelers from around the world. People from far or close even. I think we all have to be a bit crazy to know that we all are crazy in our own ways, so we can adapt to each other. I might like eating a chocolate sprinkles on my sandwich as an adult and most of my country do…… Others think its crazy….you know 😉 we are all just a bunch of nutjobs, the world is crazy and I love it and hate it at the same time. Crazy right?

 

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About Elly

Elly from the Netherlands born and raised. Exploring and interacting is in the blood. Patience and curiousity are in the heart. And my keyboard is in my hand.
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