Insanity is giving the same definition of it over and over again and thinking that you really understand what it means.
The popular definition of insanity is that it's "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." Bull.
There are plenty of things in this world that we apply the same method to but expect different results, like, say, SCIENCE?!? Sure there are predictable aspects to it, but if we got the same result from the scientific method and others, we;d have figured it out already!
PEOPLE?!? You can say the same thing in the same way to a person and get a completely different response, and this is not due to insanity. It's just life. You never know what is on another person's mind. Sometimes doing the same thing and actually getting a different result can be pretty wild!
PLACES?!? You can go to your same favorite restaurant and have a completely different experience! Yes, you go to your favorite place expecting the same GENERAL experience, but your experience, even at your favorite place, is never exactly the same.
Weak examples? Maybe. I just think that the generally accepted definition of insanity is too general.
That's why the Einstein quote, "You can't solve problems with the same level of intelligence that created it" or some sort, is more accurate to me.
If you want to transcend a challenge, you must think, feel, and do differently. You cannot remain as you are--you must change your expression.
Attempting to get a new result with old mentality (thought, feeling, action) is detachment from the reality of the moment, and if taken to an extreme leads to insanity.
Again, just to finalize it, if you think you will transcend an 'obstacle' with the mentality that created the 'obstacle', this is detachment from the truth of the moment--insanity.
Okay, enough of my ranting. I just thought that the definition should be worded differently.