Most of us have had the misfortune to run into some one who is irrational. Most of the time we have a sense that something isn't right and we come away with out damage. But there are times when an irrational event can turn serious and damage is done.
What I'm trying to talk about is people who are irrational. We meet people who are a little irrational from time to time and then we meet others who are seriously disturbed most of the time.
I am sometimes in contact with one person who continuously thinks that other people are always out to harm her. There's nothing you can do that will persuade her that people are not out to get her.
I am sometimes in contact with a guy who continuously makes a mountain out of a mole hill. The salt shaker tips over on the table and it's like a national disaster.
These people are an inconvenience.
Then there are others who get into more serious trouble. The schizophrenics can cause very serious problems . Many get shot when there is an alteration with police.
Some have no idea of reality. They have no idea how to deal with other people. They are not able to make reasonable judgements.
What made me think of this topic is Trump's behavior towards the recent election. He believes he won the election. He believes that somehow the election was stolen. He believes that there was massive fraud to influence the election results. He has made many attempts to have the election results over turned. He has requested some very illegal actions when he asks a legislature to overturn election results. He has requested that certain votes should not be counted and then the total votes would be in his favor.
These actions are irrational. They do not line up with the reality. Unfortunately in this case there does not seem to be any successful strategy to deal successfully with his irrationality.
Watching what is going on is alarming and you wonder where and when it will end.