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If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:47 PM Reply

How would you know you WERE insane?

Serious question: how would you be able to know whether you woke up one day sane or insane?

I honestly think it might be hard to tell.

I mean, what if your life now is just a delusion?

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:47 PM Reply

I already know you're all insane, and i'm the normal one.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:50 PM Reply

I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:50 PM, Painbringer wrote: I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.

Isn't that called homosexuality

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:54 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:52 PM, Ononymous wrote: Isn't that called homosexuality

Nope.

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:54 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:52 PM, Ononymous wrote:
At 12/6/12 07:50 PM, Painbringer wrote: I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.
Isn't that called homosexuality

no its called ass-burgers in which the hamburgers that painbringer stashes in his rectum slowly start to eat out his insides and deteriorate his mental well-being


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 07:56 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:54 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 12/6/12 07:52 PM, Ononymous wrote: Isn't that called homosexuality
Nope.

Okay, there's no need to be faggy about it.

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 08:07 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:50 PM, Painbringer wrote: I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.

We all do. To a certain extent, we all do.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 09:37 PM Reply

I always thought that insanity was going against the status quo of what it was to be normal and sane. Well, not normal per se, but society has certain rules and ideas that people usually follow to be considered sane, in my opinion. Say someone married a donkey or something. I can certainly call that weird, but I don't think it would be quite enough to call them insane. It would probably be best in this case to go and look it up in a dictionary or something like that.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 09:41 PM Reply

i dont think that many people would be able to follow me off the side of bridges, skyscrapers.. go 200 kph down a mountain, free fall to grab a backpack and save my self, take the number of drugs i would... or be in the news as much as i would be...

i think it would be a good representation..


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 09:48 PM Reply

When a person is insane, do they know that they're insane?

Maybe their just sitting around, reading Guns & Ammo, masturbating in their own feces. Do they just go, "Wow, it is amazing how fucking crazy I really am"?

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

I already know I'm insane. ^__________^


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 10:13 PM Reply

You're going 20 years too late dude....


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 10:19 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 10:04 PM, Sequenced wrote: I already know I'm insane. ^__________^

Naturally, you're a Newgrounds moderator lol

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 11:29 PM Reply

We're all born crazy in some way, shape, or fashion. We have to work to keep ourselves calm and collected daily and not react to all our human impulses; but sum folks have more trouble doing that than others.

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 11:32 PM Reply

I don't think listening to air raid sirens for the last 2 days have been very healthy for my sanity


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 11:48 PM Reply

You wouldn't know you were insane. Isn't that the whole reason why you're insane?


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 12:16 AM Reply

I am insane. I act completely normal, but there's definitely something wrong with me. I have some terrible depersonalization disorder. I'm somewhat exaggerating when I say I'm "Insane", but I know that once I recovered from Lyme Disease, something wasn't right. I was fine until then.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 01:46 AM Reply

I don't know but I know I've cracked up a little before. But I was aware. Not sure how genuine it was. I may have faked it. But then what distinguishes that from the real thing. Maybe I've always been out of my mind. Or I could simply be being stupid.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 01:58 AM Reply

Thinking you aren't insane is a sure way of being certain you are insane.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 02:02 AM Reply

At 12/6/12 11:32 PM, Xenomit wrote: I don't think listening to air raid sirens for the last 2 days have been very healthy for my sanity

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 03:22 AM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:52 PM, Ononymous wrote:
At 12/6/12 07:50 PM, Painbringer wrote: I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.
Isn't that called homosexuality

I laughed.

Anyway it's a Catch-22, isn't it? The original catch-22, come to think of it. And perception of one's sanity actually plays into a quite a few mental illness diagnosis.

The answer is, you wouldn't know. At most you'd have a sneaking suspicion, but unless an episode forced you to face the music then you'd go on unknowing.

I'm the sanest person I've ever met.
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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 03:50 AM Reply

The voices in my head tells me I okay.

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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 07:13 AM Reply

i would know it,i don't normally start pissing my pants until after conan


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 09:01 AM Reply

When you go insane are you still the same person?

I mean technically you are...but if you go insane one day the person you were the day before ceases to exist. I mean what would the you from the day before think of the you the next day? !!!!!!!!!


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 11:27 AM Reply

At 12/6/12 07:47 PM, Ononymous wrote: How would you know you WERE insane?

here is a quick test: you know you are insane when you think everyone around you is insane/ is persecuting you.

note that a negative result does not mean you are sane.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 11:28 AM Reply

I am already, always insane. I have irrefutable proof.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

I often get told I am already insane, so I guess I would never really know. I sometimes think what if everyone else is insane, and I'm actually the only sane person in the world, how do I really know what is sane or insane. I could think about this for a long time.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 05:54 PM Reply

Insanity is a major gray area when it comes to defining it. Typically we think of someone insane as being someone completely unable or unwilling to grasp cultural norms, causing them to behave in an unusual manner, especially when those people are unable to think of the consequences of their actions. People whose actions harm others are typically consider sociopaths, while people whose actions harm themselves are considered mad.

There are varying levels of insanity, and different kinds, too (although I'm sure you're all aware of that). If insanity is loss of control, then any part of the brain could be affected by this. There are people who only crumble when exposed to something that triggers them. This is extremely common in PTSD. Then there are people who unconsciously participate in 'insane' behavior, which may happen as a coping mechanism or could just be a habit that's followed obsessively.

Depending on what is preventing your brain from functioning normally, you may or may not be aware of your insanity. But if you can still recognize what is considered normal, and still have adequate enough judgment to be able to compare your idea of normality with your own behavior, then you should be able to understand your own level of 'sanity'. Those are really the only tools you need for such a generalized self-diagnosis.

Of course, both of those ingredients are rather loose in their definitions as well. Perceiving what is normal, for instance... Your idea of normal is based entirely off of your context growing up. That could be anything, including isolated cult-like communities.

As far as judgment goes, just look at all the assholes in their giant pickup trucks driving recklessly, then blaming everyone else when they almost get into an accident. Or look at women who are completely unable to accurately determine their own weight in comparison with other people.

In the end these things are based off of culture. The more you can separate yourself from an individual culture and get the big picture of how different cultures are similar and different, the better you can give a singular definition to such a broad term as 'sanity'.


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Response to If You Went Insane Dec. 7th, 2012 @ 05:57 PM Reply

At 12/6/12 08:07 PM, mizzjuicyflava wrote:
At 12/6/12 07:50 PM, Painbringer wrote: I kinda figured I already have some form of mental illness.
We all do. To a certain extent, we all do.

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