What does being a madman mean?
Being a madman means forsaking clarity and serving a cause that zaps your soul and numbs your mind.
What triggers the madman syndrome?
Ego. Perverse expectations. An inability to let go. Sensual gratification. Fear. Obligations and Responsibilities.
Is there a cure?
Spiritual awakening. Nature. Silence. Contemplation. Discipline. Your life's calling. Exercise. Stars and the Sky. A psychologist or a psychiatrist.
What kind of madman syndrome are you suffering from?
A twisted relationship; A despicable job; Obesity; A morbid, narrow way of thinking.
And, now, some incredibly awesome books that might help with keeping the madman at bay.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - Genetically engineered dinosaurs wreak mayhem and thwart man's ploy to play god. An entertaining, gory and thought-provoking read. A genius book and a wonderful tribute to the insufferable ego and conceit of human race. It leaves us with important questions - are we trying to play god with somebody else? Are we letting our ego decide our fate? Are we harboring the grandest of the delusions, or chasing after a fool's notion, or fighting a lost battle?
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer - People die and suffer in their quest to get to the top of Everest. Why? Because Everest is one of the holy grails of personal achievement. This book is a chilling psychological tale of pride, courage, adversity, inhumanity and the risks mean and women endure in their saga to summit the tallest peak in the world. This book takes you to the surreal, remote and eerie landscape of Everest; it introduces you to the fragile weather system of the Himalayas, and it makes you realize how vulnerable and powerless we are when confronted by the wrath of nature. It also makes you wonder - What is your personal Mount Everest? And, are you willing to risk your sanity, your life, your health, your relationships, your empathy to summit your Everest?
The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - A hilarious book that makes a powerful point that we are not the big fish in the cosmic sea and that everything about us is so mediocre and so inconsequential that an alien race wipes us out in the blink of an eye with as little effort as a blink of an eye for the silliest of the reasons. The cult thing about this book is the legacy it perpetuates - don't panic, don't worry, and don't take anything too seriously because from the perspective of the cosmos, you don't matter. Seriously though, its an incredibly funny and poignant book and it has the most epic opening lines that a book has ever had. Are you taking yourself and your life too seriously? Don't - an alien race wouldn't take you seriously - you would either be an object of curiosity, amusement, or an annoying, inconvenient little pest. Are you killing yourself over everything you cant control in your life? Don't - you don't control anything, the mysteries of the cosmos are mind-boggling and remember an alien race would zap you to pieces in no time.
Alone on the Ice by David Roberts - An astounding tale of survival in the extreme weather, treacherous terrain and psychologically challenging land of Antartica. One man's will, strength and intelligence surpasses the terrors of this bleak, inhospitable place. Inspiring and uplifting. When was the last time you beat the odds? Its intriguing to note the obstacles our body and mind can defeat when its haunted by the simple desire to survive and live. Can we not harness the same power to live meaningfully and wisely in our everyday life?