“Creativity is …

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“Creativity is closely associated with bipolar disorder. This condition is unique . Many famous historical figures and artists have had this. Yet they have led a full life and contributed so much to the society and world at large. See, you have a gift. People with bipolar disorder are very very sensitive. Much more than ordinary people. They are able to experience emotions in a very deep and intense way. It gives them a very different perspective of the world. It is not that they lose touch with reality. But the feelings of extreme intensity are manifested in creative things. They pour their emotions into either writing or whatever field they have chosen”

-Preeti Shenoy (Life Is What You Make it)

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“Do we risk mak…

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“Do we risk making the world a blander, more homogenized place if we get rid of the genes for manic-depressive illness? What are the risks to the risk takers, those restless individuals who join with others in society to propel the arts, business, politics, and science?”

-Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison (pg.194 An Unquiet Mind)