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Crazy MAG

August 21, 2010
By AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)


I want to be crazy.

I want to go around at night giving socks to the homeless. I want to stick Post-it notes on public mirrors telling people they are beautiful. I want to give toys to kids who have none. I want to make old people feel young again.

I want to whisper in a guy's ear that the girl on the other side of the room has been watching him all night and he should go talk to her. I want to show the goths and the emos the sunlight in their lives. I want to pay for the guy behind me at McDonald's.

I want to salute a soldier as he walks by. I want to smile at a stranger. I want to buy a random sad-looking person some ice cream. I want to walk up to a homeless man, tell him he won the lottery, and give him a thousand dollars. I want to dance in my pjs singing into a hairbrush in front of a giant crowd, just to make one person laugh.

I want to burst into song while walking the dogs, because it is amazing to be alive. I want to compliment someone nobody notices. I want to give a struggling single mom a makeover. I want to throw money over my head so when people walk where I've been, they feel like the luckiest person in the world. I want to blow up a thousand balloons and let them go in an office building.

I want to see a girl with a disability and drop everything to run to her and tell her she is the most beautiful person in the world. I want to draw a giant rainbow in a school parking lot. I want to stick notes in people's lockers telling them just what they need to hear. I want to show a cranky old man some love.

I want to make a fool of myself, just for the smiles of others. I want to be crazy like that.

Completely. Utterly. Insane.


The author's comments:
We need more crazy people in the world. :)

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on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:24 pm
Bookworm1998 GOLD, Brampton, Other
17 articles 2 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
Preserve your memories, keep them well; what you forget, you can never retell.

i think you're crazy 4 writing this - crazy in the good way of course ;) now i really feel like going out and doing these things <3

on Aug. 25 2011 at 6:39 pm
PrudenceFang BRONZE, Herriman, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't worth living unless you believe in something."

I love this! It's so inspiring! It makes me want to do all of those things too! : )

 


on Jul. 19 2011 at 5:51 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

If that is craziness, I want to be crazy too!!!

jessjess said...
on May. 29 2011 at 9:38 pm
whoa...you've been reading my mind or something? great job! i love it!

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:33 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much!

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:27 pm
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 624 comments

Favorite Quote:
I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

extremly deep  really good  by the way  way to go getting published in the magazine twice

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 8:56 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Wow. That is awesome. Thank you so much!

Gwenndy SILVER said...
on Mar. 28 2011 at 4:09 pm
Gwenndy SILVER, Minster, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Cats are Magic. The more you pet them, the longer you both shall live.

Not gonna lie, I cried. This is really deep. Whether it was noticable or not, intentional or not, it happened.

jojo500 said...
on Mar. 3 2011 at 6:30 pm
i love this story 

on Feb. 23 2011 at 9:45 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Great Job! I loved your article. It is so inspiring and I agree with you completely. More people should go out of their way to hep others. :)

coopsta said...
on Feb. 23 2011 at 12:56 pm
coopsta, Loma, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I do what I do to do to get it done

I like how you wrote this story because we should all be like that and not be afraid of standing out and being the one who helps out.

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 10 2011 at 5:21 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks for you input! :D  I'm glad you're not depressed - I was referring more in general to the people who are less understood and accepted, and therefore depressed, I understand you aren't all like that. :)  Awesome you leave those notes - those really brighten days. :)  I'll do the valentine thing - way cool! :D  Thanks again!

on Feb. 9 2011 at 9:32 am
xxbloodyroses66 SILVER, Huntsville, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Ever feel like life's a play, and you're the only one who didn't get a script?"

I think this is amazing, but, just for the record, goth's are not necesarily depressed. i'm a goth, and i don't need sunlight, the moon is enough.

 

also, i'm one of the people who leaves those post-it notes on bathroom mirrors :)

a little v-day thing you might be interested in - send an anonymous valentine to someone who is probably not going to get one. it will brighten up their day.


Lonleydandy said...
on Jan. 31 2011 at 7:37 pm
Great job getting published!!!!!!!!!

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:45 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much! :D

on Nov. 11 2010 at 5:30 pm
Phoenix97 PLATINUM, Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 articles 4 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
See lyrics to "Let the Waters Rise" by MIKESCHAIR and "Everything" by Lifehouse

This was so sweet, and well-done too! The way you repeated "I want to..." kept it all coherent. We should all get a little crazy like this. Excellent piece, and I hope it gets published.

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 16 2010 at 1:11 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much!

on Oct. 16 2010 at 10:45 am
iluvnacho PLATINUM, Somewhere, Colorado
28 articles 1 photo 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Find the beauty in the ugly\"-Jason Mraz 5-19-10
\"Be kinder than nessicary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.\" Unknown 11-29-10

This should get published! I love this! You have the core of a sweet person and this is amazing! I would love to be crazy anytime! Haha keep writing because you are wonderful at it! :D

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 21 2010 at 8:53 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks!  And that penny thing is so cute! :D

on Sep. 21 2010 at 6:59 pm
apocalyptigirl BRONZE, Staunton, Virginia
4 articles 2 photos 285 comments

Favorite Quote:
"DON'T PANIC." ~from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This is great!!!! :D OK, random tangent: I had to read this book called Pilgrim at Tinker Creek in high school, and this lady when she was a kid would draw chalk arrows on the sidewalks and write notes like "Almost there" and "Keep going!" and at the end there would be a penny. And in the book she went on about how "the world is planted in pennies" and the small things in life are what matter.


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