I was watching A Beautiful Mind after a strong recommendation from a friend. The movie is about John Nash who is a brilliant economist and mathematician. Also suffers from an acute case of Schizophrenia. He imagines people around him, imagines assignments that he is given to complete, and imagines responsibilities outside the normal world. Needless to say they are as real to him as reality would need!!! And there is no reason why he would ever know that they are not real!
This brings me to my thought here… are we all not suffering from Schizophrenia? At some level or the other! What is REAL? Other than the fruit juice brand, it is what we feel is REAL… and more often than not, fail to accept anything which is beyond our own definitions of reality and truth! Some people can call this gradual acceptance of reality beyond our own minds, growth, maturity or evolution (if you’d like to use it in a large picture)
Now I personally feel that it’s ok to have “my own” reality world around me. It is a true reflection of one’s inner self, his/her need/desires, ambitions, and wants… for someone outside this reality, this might be imagination, but for the person who is imagining, this is the truth!
It becomes a disease, or something that needs a cure, when and only when, the imaginator (that’s a nice term for someone who imagines, right?) disagrees to the fact that the world is more than just his her reality, and that the truth when his world integrates with the outside might not be necessarily how he/she imagined!
Heartbroken lovers who cannot give up on a failed relationship, Visionaries who dream of things and go get them, Obsessed people who just cannot accept that the other person is not responding with same feeling as theirs, the leaders who make people burn movie posters, attack out of their geographical state people and so on, these people who follow such leaders, the preachers and gurus who in disguise of showing path to truth only make disciples and followers, all such disciples and followers, women who feel they are looking gorgeous in a rather silly dress, people who day dream, people who night walk…
Are all schizophrenics !!!
Ever wondered if one of the so called schizophrenics is actually looking at the truth, and we living in a reality which is totally imagined?
The possibilities are limitless!