Rip Parker
4 min readMar 5, 2023


Dictionary definitions:

Sanity: The ability to think and behave in a normal, rational manner; sound mental condition.

Insanity: the opposite.

(Who determines what is “normal” and “sound”? “They”, the crowd of self proclaimed “experts”.)

Rational: Ability to think reasonably and logically; sensibly.

Reason: Application of logic.

Logic: Thinking in accordance with validity.

Validity: valid: based on logic or fact.

Sensible: beneficial thinking with wisdom and prudence.

(Notice the looping definitions of words using the same words to define each other. Subjectivity rules.)

Wisdom: wise: thinking in accordance with experience, knowledge, good judgement.

Prudence: prudent: showing care and thought for the future.

(What happened to “now”?)

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Why delve into this subject of “sanity”? Because we are seeing a great discrepancy in thought, opinions, definitions of reality and truth in our nation, and around the world.

This disparity of thinking and resulting opinions is most easily seen in politics. It has always been present between left and right politics to some degree, but in the last decade it has grown into a monstrous divide, one where violence seems to lurk around every corner.



Rip Parker

Geophysicist, lawyer, mediator, student of Jung, phenomenology, semiotics