Happiness is being ‘crazy’ – Netherland

“THOSE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, ARE THE ONES WHO DO.”

 

Netherland is a wonderland, one minute you are in the picturesque nature, next moment you will be surrounded by noisy bars and restaurants on the narrow streets. It’s not a big country but has been the inspiration and homeland for many excellent artists.

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I was sitting here for nearly an hour, just enjoy the absolute tranquillity and peace. Have you ever try to talk with nature, it has life, and the more you are in silence with them, the more you could connect with them.

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There are still some people living in the windmill to keep the tradition.

Amsterdam could be the highlight of my stay in Netherland. You can feel the free and creative vibe once you step into the city. It attracted so many young people, and they also made this city even more dynamic. At first, I thought a place that allows prostitution and drugs should be much more chaotic and dangerous. But some local friend told me, Amsterdam is one of the safest big cities in Europe, or even in the world, people don’t abuse the freedom they have here. They respect the city because it gives people the chance to decide how they are going to live their life without other people’s judgment, then they become more tolerant for everything.

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Van Gogh is a world famous ‘crazy guy’, but in a place like this, it is not strange to have cultivated his early year’s creativity. I went to the museum  which contains the biggest collection of his work and his life story.

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After he cut his ear and went to see the psychiatrist, his brother wrote’ Actually I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing for him.’ It is said that most of the artists are crazy. I believe so. You need to be crazy enough to get into your imaginary world and make something out of nothing. I can not picture the world without art, it’s those crazy people remind us of how beautiful the little things around us are. There is a joke saying before Van Gogh, no one even noticed how the pine looks like in south France. Artists are our eyes to beauty.

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Without a little bit craziness, you will just be like everyone else, so you can not complain that your life is boring, you are getting the average salary to support your routine life. Don’t be confused about why some people could be successful, rich and you worked so hard but still achieved nothing. Are you crazy enough to’jump’ across the cliff which might also have the chance to kill you?

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Actually, who is the one define craziness? If I’m not doing what everyone else is doing, is it crazy? We have been trapped in social routine for too long to realize what we really want or our inner ‘craziness’.

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If you have the fire inside of you, light it up! There is nothing wrong to be a bit crazy!

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