Mentally ill people are enormously creative. They are some of the best artists. Locked facilites have arts programs to help channel this gift in otherwise tragic souls.
Let their creativity serve. It’s okay. But keep them away from the public treasury.
i believe this...
I think I’m gonna paint a masterpiece, and then after dinner, slice off my ear.
I’ve always looked upon creativity as a blossoming of the associative capacity. Schizophrenia is the same phenomenon, taken to the point where the mind can no longer function.
Creativity (in the Artsy Fartsey venue) as witnessed by me is more pronounced in the Bi-Polar folks...
I have 2 friends (both Bi-Polar) that are so talented and creative... they pretty much have to be Artists because they can’t hold down a job ... when on their meds they are normal... off their meds not so much.
Both tell me the same thing that even though when on their meds they can function and interact in regular society they both prefer not taking their meds because they are on some kind of natural high and to them everyone else is blind and moving in slow motion (yeah but they are incoherent)... but they produce lots of Art... and it’s pretty good
House Rules ... They must be on their meds if they want to visit or attend functions, we all agree that there are far fewer flashing lights and handcuffs that way
We hear all the time how creative gays are.
I’ve always believed that normal and genius cannot coexist....if you are one, you can’t be the other.
It couldn't have anything to do with reefer bars and pot dens along with a few hash pubs sprinkled in could it ?
When a person pushes themselves along artistic or creative frontiers, the bipolar parts come out along with the creativity. It is the cost of being creative. If the same person did not drive themselves as hard in an artistic endeavor, their bipolar disorder symptoms would go away or be sharply reduced.
That said; think these studies are designed to create another 'victim' class; of children and adults; with 'special needs' - who need Government assistance; special 'therapies'; 'special parenting'; all designed/implemented by a caring Government.
(One that is in truth; a sick - mentally ill - Government; whereby this Government collective of Liberals; cannot come up with enough labels for the population it so, wants to control; nor enough 'ways/means' to achieve their goal.)
Would offer, as well; that any 'serious' left-wing Liberal is mentally ill. We know they suffer from a 'God-complex' - enabled by a psychotic-sized narcissism; which in turn; gives rise to their ultimately, hideous ideology and world view; along with their heinous MO's to recreate - and impose upon us - the world they see, in their sick 'mind's eye'. . .
So that’s why homosexuals are so artsy and creative...
I thought that I had a very creative painting, but then Bob, one of the voices in my head, said he didn’t like it. Steve, another voice in my head, said he’d pay $100 for the painting, so I sold it to him. Bob said Steve was crazy for buying my painting, so we told him he had to buy us a round. He said, “No way! Steve seems to be loaded.” So we went to go to McGintys, you know McGintys.....nice little place down on Elm Street. Joe is the bartender there. It’s a wonderful place. Bob and Steve can talk to a lot of people there. Ohhh, we while away the afternoons discussing politics and fashion and gardening. Mrs. Jessup said she had raised a three pound rutabaga. Steve scoffed at her and said that nobody in this part of the country could grow a rutabaga larger than two pounds. Well, Mrs. Jessup marched right out the door and came back 30 minutes later and threw a rutabaga on the table. “Now, do you believe me?”, she asked. Steve had gone to use the facilities, so Bob and I inquired about her plant. “That looks like a Spanish rutabaga”, opined Bob. “What’s the difference?, asked Mrs. Jessup. “Spanish rutabagas are sweeter and have more fiber”, replied Bob. “I don’t think you know your donkey from a Spanish rutabaga”, said Mrs. Jessup. I ordered a Harvey Wallbanger for Mrs. Jessup and that seemed to defuse a possibly nasty situation.
If you lead a relatively unremarkable, normal, stable, happy life there is little to compel or even drive you to express yourself creatively in a way that is striking and thought provoking to other relatively unremarkable, normal, stable, happy people. It would seem, well, ordinary. And, for the vast majority, that is not a bad thing.
An unusual way of looking at the world expressed in a visual way through painting, sculpture or photography is going to come from a person who is at least a little unusual, whether or not this unusualness is outwardly obvious or more inward and subtle.
What’s even more unusual is the drive to even start seriously pursuing an independent, long term creative endeavor, let alone continue on in the face of little to no reward, financially or critically.
This requires a degree of drive and compulsion that, when combined with an already unusual visual, musical or literary take on things, leads to favoring people who are unusual in clinical terms.
I’m not talking about dabblers or hobbyists, here, obviously. These same factors are at work with highly inventive, driven scientists as well.
Crazy artists, mad scientists, the stereotype didn’t stick because it was inaccurate. There’s at least a grain of truth to it.
THE most creative people are not mentally ill, they have all their faculties well focused on problems that need solving, and they come up with creative ways to 'make it happen.'
This is just more drivel from our corrupt, lying 'scientist' community - the same one's that claim we suffer from global warming - while real science proves there is absolutely none.
Artists and atheist scientists? Dems.
What’s the name of Captain Obvious in Sweden?