Many of us spent the holidays engaged in conversations with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. Many of these conversations were likely light-hearted, others serious and challenging, and some were even jokes no doubt. And how many of these conversations involved the words “crazy” or “insane?”

Often we use these words in casual conversations to refer to actions that we find scary, shocking or unbelievable. These words are also used to describe the actions of individuals that we don’t understand, like the president of our neighbour to the south, or individuals who commit horrific crimes.

Uppala Chandrasekera
The Huffington Post
Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/uppala-chandrasekera/heres-a-new-year-s-resolution-stop-using-the-word-crazy_a_23315841/