Why are more creative people prone to madness?
“Writers, especially poets, are particularly prone to madness. There exists a striking association between creativity and manic depression.
Why are more creative people prone to madness? They have more than average amounts of energies and abilities to see things in a fresh and original way- then because they also have depression, I think they’re more in touch with human suffering.”
- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything I’ve related to on such a personal level before.