Hang on, you’re saying to yourself, there’s no such word as unsane, right? It’s just sane or insane, isn’t it?
Well, technically yes.
Sanity is frequently misused as a word for ‘normal’, and by ‘normal’ I mean so excessively conformist that you’re boring. I don’t like being boring.
So, I use “unsane” then as that bridge leading out of “normal” and “conformist” to a somewhere place where you get to talk about things you want to talk about, and not needing to worry about what other people think you should do, or how you should think.
Unsane is all about thinking different, being different. You don’t need to attend an expensive course and sit down with 10,000 people all writing “I must be unique” to achieve this. You just have to be prepared to say what you think and don’t get hung up over what people think about you. (Some people mistake this with being an jerk … well, jerks can indeed be unsane, but you don’t have to be an jerk to be unsane. I’d like to achieve a little bit of unsanity without being a jerk.)
I’m an introverted, gay geek who lives in the most sport obsessed nation in the world with a less than 0% interest in sport. If I can manage to do that, and say what I think, then anyone can. Anyone can be “unsane”.
If you’d like to contact me, you can email me here.
A little more about me – my name is Preston, something which is somewhat ironic now that I live in Melbourne, which happens to have a suburb called Preston. I’ve previously lived in New South Wales, both rural and regional, and worked in various locations, regional, rural and urban, about the country.
If I tried to setup a separate blog for everything I was interested in or passionate about, I’d have hundreds. As it is, I do keep two blogs separate to this one – one about Backup and Recovery, and one about a Backup and Recovery product.
This blog is the “everything else” bucket, and trust me, that’s a lot. In no particular order, the core topics are:
- Gay rights
- Mental health
- General technology
If you’re interested in those topics, you may find something of interest on unsane.