The Unreasonable Man

I’ve always been intrigued by the following quotation by Sir George Bernard Shaw…

You have been taught wrong. The world wants you be nice and non-threatening, never ruffling any feathers, never questioning the status quo, always abiding by the rules, pondering over reasons why things ought to be as they are. In short, boring!

Reason, on it’s own is not that bad a thing. But it can be utterly limiting sometimes {most-of-the-times?}.

Reason is what stops you from taking risks; risks that if boldly taken at the apt time, can possibly change the world. Reason can make you think out of action and thus you become a perennial sufferer of the crippling disease of analysis-paralysis!

Life can’t be governed by rationality alone. It’s not that black and white. All human progress is the culmination of having and acting on conflicting and contrary ideas, both rational and irrational.

It’s good to be bad and mad sometimes!

And as they, in this mad, mad world, only the mad are sane! ;-)


“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”
- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace