Another train of thought to this idea I'm developing about society (Generalizing a lot at moment)
That the mainstream, work-a-day world. The structured pavements and physical/mental routes we take each day, could benefit a lot from the wild card.
The Joker card in pack just gets discarded.
I'm all about the initiatives like Time to Change, to talk about mental health/illness/conditions and experiences.
To normalize mental and emotion conditions to understand, share individual perspectives is the way to overcome stigma .
I think mental illness (although I don't like to define these experiences as illness) is a huge part of the human condition, that is set upon with the goal to be cured and eradicated. Although people need to be helped to elevate suffering, but there is a lot to learn that could benefit society.
I'm thinking of this much vilified aspect of the human condition as a bit of a stereo type at the moment as the Joker Card which I need to research much more has significance of the Jester, trickster the Fool. I think belongs to the shadow archetype.
Not as a way of defining individual mental health issues. But just to define an aspect of societies culture and mental health that is often rejected, mythologized /demonized and marginalized.
I think reclaiming the part of us that is disordered, chaotic and all that is what we need.
I'm thinking of the Joker Card archetype as the missing link or rejected aspect of the self in the Collective Unconscious
Like Seal's Song says
"we are never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy"
I think this song is about the benefits of being a bit crazy in an overly "sane" world. Sane in the sense of maintaining control and functioning. I think this mentality on a collective scale has swung way to the extreme.
I've been reading on and off The Sane Society by Erich Fromm.