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This Sunday, I came across a man while driving on a busy road of Karachi. He was running and jumping in the middle of the road, least concerned about what was happening to him and around him. He was not bothered about the heavy traffic living in his own world so detached from the reality. I thought about the reality and the mindset he was living with. Reality as perceived by us is surely not what he believes, sees and hears it to be. He must have been thinking in his own hallucinated mind, "Hey! What's wrong with this world? Why don't these crazy people see and hear what I see and hear?" What if we could see and hear what he sees and hears? Is it just an imbalance of the neurotransmitters which leads to the world of delusions, illusions and hallucinations?
Whatever the cause may be, I do get scared whenever I see a schizophrenic running on a road detached from the reality. Probably I don't want to lose something which we all believe to be the reality!