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If i did something crazy intentionally would it mean i actually lost it

i think about it sometimes, what is stopping me from screaming randomly and running and jumping etc. i could do those things but if i did would it mean im crazy, even if im in a completely sane state from a medical perspective but just wanted to see how far i could push myself in the realm of spontaneity. i feel the same way i always feel but it makes me think if i just started doing crazy things, if mental illness would be to blame or maybe humans can just be more sporadic than society leads us to believe

I think about that a lot. Like I think, “I want to totally flip out right now” but then I don’t. I actually did it a couple times, when I was unwell. For me, the difference between well and unwell isn’t so much whether or not I am capable of thinking about the consequences, but whether or not they are a big enough deterrent to stop me.

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It’s weird how children are allowed to flip out, but adults aren’t. It’s like we are trained and conditioned to not have fun.

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In psychology they use the term selfregulation, i.e. ability to handle own emotions, handle impulses and deal with setbacks and ability to achieve realistic goals.

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I actually do have mini flip outs where I get a little crazy. I sing really loud and dance about and generally act a fool. I get elated and laugh a lot and act silly like a child, it’s hypo mania or even mania sometimes.

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