An adjective assigned to life occurrences that generate disequilibrium in one’s state of being. This can be a minor occurrence, along the lines of loosing the cap for the toothpaste. It can be a mid-range occurrence along the lines of putting the cell phone in the washing machine. The term can never be applied to a catastrophic event along the lines of a tornado ripping up your home. Survival crises puts one beyond the reach of maddening. Oddly enough, fifteen minutes of silence, or that rare hour when everything is easy can be maddening for those rare birds who reside most of the time in crazy town.