to no longer be able to act normally or understand what is happening to lose the plot involving a large number of people mass you can do what you want or go where you want the world is your oyster being the most basic or most important thing fundamental attracting public approval and praise acclaimed the practice of doing work for good causes, without being paid for it volunteerism a home for children whose parents are dead or unable to care for them an orphanage a person's way of thinking and their opinions a mindset