The Cost of Pursuing a Dream
n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct his/her affairs, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior
the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational behavior
Enough is enough
"While the U.S. government turned a tidy profit on the Citi deal, earning almost $15.5 billion from it, the financial damage inflicted on the nation and its citizens is both staggering and historic -- but not in a good way" (The Great Recession Cost Us All $30 Trillion). At some point, the normal person would have to have the thought and hopefully the heart to think that what they were doing was going to have some consequences that would effect the whole country, not only themselves, but because they were so consumed with benefitting themselves they couldn't see this, they had gone insane for money.
Insane people still being insane
I agree with how Alexandra Robbins finishes The Overachievers. “We live in an achievement-oriented, workaholic culture that can no longer distinguish between striving for excellence and demanding perfection. It is time to stop prioritizing how children look on paper over their health, happiness, and well-being. By now the message should be clear: Ease up, calm down, and back off. If students are free to follow paths toward their personal joys and interests, then it is worth trusting that everything will be all right in the end.” (Robbins 400).
The cost of following a dream can sometimes mean losing your sanity or becoming insane.