What are humans?
The way I see it, there is very less difference between psychopaths, madcaps and ‘normal’ human beings. I observed this deeply on my way back to home. I was so hungry that a whole lot of devilish thoughts were encircling my mind. Somewhere nearby I purchased some roasted corncobs and started walking again. The mere act of holding these corncobs and walking put an end to the ‘world’ of thoughts, and lo!, I was smiling! Was I not devilish any more?
The truth is, Tomorrow, I can be devilish again, I can be calm and smiling, again. I can go through this cycle any number of times.
This is just a small situation. There may be countless situation which determine whether we react or respond to the situation. 
There is unlimited potential in each of us, and we can use it to swing either way, and that makes a lot of difference. We can be either be balanced or unbalanced; middling or extreme, and totally lose it and become insane. Each one of us fits somewhere in this continuum.
As long as outward situations determine our mode of thinking/inner state, it is a hint that our mind has not grown. For how long can we take it? How long can we resist a better way of living?
Tags: Potential, Growth, mode of thinking, outward situation, inner state
, Book, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_%28novel%29
, Book, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow
, Article, http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/your-brain-is-on-the-brink-of-chaos
, Wiki, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_%28novel%29
Dharma is an observation of the laws by which life functions. — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev