Yesterday I mentioned crazy mommy bloggers amongst a few other tidbits, but I decided to take it a step further. Contrary to the critical nature in which I spoke about folks being crazy, crazy isn’t always a bad thing. Some of the most amazing people I know act a little crazy, but without them, my social life would be far less interesting, and my marriage would be far more boring.
Pitbull-CRAZY ft. Lil Jon
If I weren’t a little crazy myself, I might not be willing to embark on some of my hiking excursions and travel adventures, or be willing to create a blog or book full of personal thoughts, ambitions, and observations for the world to judge. My flavor of crazy doesn’t care about the criticisms of others, and my world is infinitely sweeter, as a result. Crazy can even be admirable.
Admirably crazy means taking chances, taking a stand, being different, moving crowds, and not being afraid of a damn thing. I love this type of crazy. You know why? This is the type of crazy that changes lives or sets the precedent for how easily others can express their true selves.
Here are a couple famous people who have used crazy to their advantage:
Lady Gaga-Bad Romance
1. Lady Gaga- Love her or hate her, she has made millions of dollars and fans by working her craziness. Her fashion taste is definitely not the norm (Beef slab dress, anyone?), and if you’ve seen a few of her videos you’d know she is definitely “out there”. Regardless of personal sentiment, you have to admit she has been a brilliant market strategist and rose to fame because she dared to be different.
2. Former President Ronald Reagan-Love him or hate him, Reagan did something previously unheard of, long before Arnold became governor of California. He had to be a little crazy as an actor running for a presidency and dealing with scathing criticism, but he did it with grace. Not only did he become president, he also walked away with a better reputation than many of the men who have been in office before and after.
Now, of course, I realize there are a lot of examples of “real life” people who are crazy in an inspiring way, and I happen to be friendly with many of them. Who touches your life in an artfully crazy way, without being hurtful or ridiculous? Tell me in the comments.
In the meantime, keep being wonderfully crazy, and I’ll be back with more adventures soon.
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