People often use the word ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’ to denigrate an individual.
This is most often done in defence of the status quo. You are often considered mad simply if you are abnormal. A mad person may be someone who threatens the comfort zone of others. Someone who makes the majority question a facet of their daily experience which they may otherwise assume as second nature.
Madness is often a word I like to use on the grander scale, to describe those grand illusions by which we have been communally subsumed.
It is not always a bad thing to be mad. Let us break the monopoly on madness.