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Thread: Creativity A Symptom of Mental Illness?

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    Creativity A Symptom of Mental Illness?

    Howdy y'all :c)

    I just read this article online. Some of us may be in trouble..... LOL!

    Donna

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotio...l-illness.aspx
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    Oh dear, husband person read this and he is gonna be saying. . .''I told you so!"
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    "creative genius".....well I guess I'm safe.

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    Doesn't apply to me. I would probably have more mental problems if I didn't make quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    "creative genius".....well I guess I'm safe.
    I am with you Tartan. Of course, being quilters I think we are all creative.
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    Sounds like just another half-cooked theory, to me. My own theory is that creative people are simply more sensitive and are therefore driven crazy, by those unimaginative, boring people, who have nothing better to do, than try to stifle creativity in others.

    "Those two blues are exactly the same! There's no difference! Are you crazy?"

    "That'll never work! If it would, someone else would've already thought of it! Are you crazy?"

    "Just follow the directions! You can't just make up your own way, to do something! Are you crazy?"

    Is it any wonder, creative people sometimes go crazy?
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    I have been creating art of some type most of my life, if I am crazy it sure has been fun so I won't stop now.

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    Who's making the judgement of what is sane or insane - non-creative Philistines? Sounds more like jealousy to me...lol

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    Wow, I am SOOOOO glad to know that my crazines is in chjeck right now, because I cannot seem to get anything finished.
    I can't blame it on the 9-10 hour days at my job, or not having enough time, it becuase my schitzophrenia (sp?) is under control.
    Thank you for your help!

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    The voices in my head are constantly telling me things when I create at the machine.. but alas they soon silence once I walk away...LOL They have found me out !LOL
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