Krishnamurti once said that “it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” However, being born and brought up in such a society, most people don’t realize that it is sick, let alone that they are part of this sickness, just like fish, which, living in water, don’t realize that they are in it and part of the sea life.

What does it mean to live a normal life? In today’s world, it means to be brainwashed at a very young age for over a decade by what we call schooling, to later on work as a wage slave and compete with others for almost the rest of your life so as to merely be able to pay bills and survive, to consume products without end because manipulative advertising convinced you to while you unconsciously harm the planet you inhabit and that sustains you, to slowly poison your body with disease-causing foods, to obey the rules and blindly follow the dogmas that were forced upon you by authority figures, to be passive and uncreative, suppressing yourself in countless ways, living in suffering yet doing nothing to overcome it.

If you stop for a moment and think, you might realize that this kind of living is absolutely sick, yet it is accepted by nearly everyone as healthy, and it’s even rewarded by society. In fact, those of us who are better at living this way, are considered to be more successful, whereas those who desire to create a different, more meaningful and fulfilling path in life, are ridiculed and looked down upon, being considered as stupid, weird, or even crazy.

But what is the point of living this way?
Being “Crazy” in a Sick Society is Actually Healthy — by Sofo Archon