You know that thing you always hear, about the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result?
Well, it’s not true. The definition of insanity is:
"the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness. Extreme foolishness or irrationality."
That’s from my Mac OS X dictionary app, but you can also look it up on Merriam Webster. It’s BS. Pseudo-intellectual BS. That statement always struck me as odd… aren’t there things that we do all the time where we expect (and get) different results? Like, flipping a coin? Rolling dice? I don’t know where the hell that nonsense statement came from, but for some reason it has really caught on with people ad nauseum. I have no idea why.
Now you know.