Definition of crackpot : one given to eccentric or lunatic notions

If the guy out in the woods with the Michigan Militia is a real estate negotiator, instead of some crackpot, and has a normal life, that’s unnerving. You don’t want to think it’s as normal as the guy next door, hedging his lawn. It’s easier to demonize or separate them off from ‘us.’ –Michael Moore

British slang.  First known use of crackpot, 1883. “mentally unbalanced person,” 1898, probably from crack (v.) + pot (n.1) in a slang sense of “head.” Compare crack-brain “crazy fellow” (late 16c.). 


Examples of crackpot in a Sentence

Some crackpot in a clown suit is out there directing traffic. everyone is tolerant of the town crackpot, a man who never hurt anyone


  • character,  codger, crack, crackbrain, crank, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter, oddball, oddity, screwball, weirdo, zany


And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Ahh . . . an educated man. Well, you’re not as stupid as you look. Don’t quote Nietzsche at me, kid. That German crackpot wouldn’t know a real monster if it bit him on the ass. – Larry Correia


The world is full of them:  Obsessed Bird; Fragments of the Unhinged; Grief ~ a crown cinquainGovernment?; SONNET 29: PHALLIC POWER; The crazy -cracy words!; Gleefully Unhinged; Struggling to Be; Unmasked; Musings; lost souls


Sunday Post: reality in perspective – 1 Mistek, Game OVER… X


“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”
― Tim Burton

Jakesprinter’s Theme this week is Reality.  To further define his theme he goes on to say:

Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.

As I have been traveling and working my way through Nepal I’ve seen some happy, sad and interesting things. On my recent trip to a couple of towns near the Indian border I was faced with a few realities that in my perspective were CRAZY and strange and some were just plain horrible. Don’t get me wrong I’ve seen some amazing things as well. But in MY reality, some things were just not ok.  Whether it was a safety issue or just cleanliness and abhorrent living conditions.

What would happen to your reality if you were taken from it and placed in some of the above scenarios?  How would you feel?  Would you be afraid? Would you be disgusted?  Would it be exciting and thrilling or would you reject the reality and try to run from it?  Would you go back to your life and attempt to forget it or tell stories about how very unfortunate these people were and how terrible their lives were? Would you be able to accept that this is just how life is for a large portion of the world? I would like you to challenge yourself and place yourself in these realities and for just a minute pretend that it is in fact your life, your reality.  How do you feel?  Could you do it forever? What if you had no choice?  What if that’s all you knew?

“Reality is funny, Your’s will always be different than mine.”  ― J.S. Riley

Is your reality better than another’s reality? If it’s all you know then it’s all you know.  There is nothing unusual or sad.  You still have dreams and hopes and desires. You can be happy even in a reality that appears unacceptable to someone else.  Maybe some things should just be left alone. Sometimes we can bring people to a realization that their reality is NOT ok and that in order for them to be OK they need to change everything about their reality.  Which eventually causes their situation to be worse for them than it needs to be.  some people are actually happy in their reality.

“Everything looks uglier close up.”
― John GreenPaper Towns

Sometimes you need to take a step back to really understand the entire picture.  You have to remove yourself from your reality because things really can be uglier if you are too close to the things you are seeing.  I’m not saying don’t reach out a helping hand or try to intervene to make someones life better.  I’m just saying try first to understand and accept their reality and not judge it or try to change it based on your reality or your ideal of reality.  Not everyone wants YOUR reality.

“I can understand, he said, that many people, many perfectly ordinary people, have an interesting story to tell. No one’s experience of life is valueless.”
― Michael FraynThe Russian Interpreter

Here are just a random sampling of other pictures from the same trip.

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  1. Dear Bliary – Reality
  2. Silent Sunday –
  3. Photo of the Year 2013 – Reminder