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Can insanity bring on more creativity?

I just feel more somewhat creative in a way...

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Sincerity explained the way most creative people use their ability -- at least, most of those I know. Don't be afraid of it or worry about being different. Stodgy people won't understand you but that's their loss.

But I know an artist who suffered brain damage about 20 years ago. He is sometimes unable to function normally and can no longer hold down a job.

He told me he values his mad periods because, at times like that, he gets his best inspiration. He was creative before his illness yet he has learned to turn that madness to his advantage.

Google William Blake's paintings. Some of them are very strange and may cause you to wonder if he was sane. Certainly he was a visionary, but did he cross the line?

Value your creativity. Not everybody has that gift.

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Thanks for taking the time and answering my question and it not being rude also :)
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Nothing to be rude about, Rose.

I used to work with a guy who, in the evenings, was a drummer in a rock band. He didn't just belt out a sound, he really knew his music from classic right through to pop.

One day I watched him walk through the office (it was half a city block long) having an argument with himself. He used two voices, one was a snarling, guttural German and the other was a whining, pleading Liverpool accent.

The man standing next to me said, "He's mad!"

I said, "He's brilliant.

When you're creative there's always somebody who will point at you and call you names. Ignore them. You can see things they'll never even dream of.
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What a great story...
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Thanks, Sarte. How's it going?
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It's always good to be creativity people wanna see what you got instore !

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Haha some do most don't, but thanks Shadow :)
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Well I always like to hear what it is you have to say and always enjoy talking with you !
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yes insanity lets the mind let go of "caps" that could hold your creativity like a barrier.

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I guess some people doesn't understand the concept of my question in which I was just asking and alright then...
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do you believe you're insane? and do you think that your creativity is the reason that you are? then you should see a psychiatrist.

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I don't believe I'm insane just was asking if it were insanity that is what makes creativity...
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Yes. Read Edgar Allan Poe he proved this :D

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I do like that of which he writes Lol...
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Yes I love him:)
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are you crazy

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If your talking the type of person who wears the straight jacket then no...
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well that makes one of us
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Who exactly... you maybe?
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Yes, but I believe its gonna cost you your....sanity. And although I aint ready yet for the padded room, I myself am dancing on a precarious edge. Fortunately Ask.com provides me with a "relief valve" of sorts, I have other "guard rails" in place, to prevent me from going over, but I aint rich and famous. But I believe I have provided some fairly "rich" answers on here as a result of being creative. Some of which I wish I could show to my creative writing teacher back in high school, because even though I thought he was a cool guy, I got the impression from him, that I didn't stand a chance. (This impression was pressed on me much later because I was too dense to see it at the time, plus it served me right anyway because I was just using his class as a chance to sham, but something must have been planted in me back then because I've been producing some awesome poetry and other creative writing things that I'm fairly certain he would have been blown away by. Still Ask.com by far, is the most fun to "target practice" with.

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I do enjoy your writing very much. You definitely have a talent in writing.
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Thanks I would say that you do seem to have some creatvity in you by what all you just said so keep up the good work and also thank you for not being rude :)
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Sanity can be a relative term. It can be a temporary state. Unless you are a danger, it can be liberating as well. Remember Jeb, the best creativity comes from the depths of honesty, you need not be sane to be honest.
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To all of you who have commented to my response, I sincerely thank you for such warm heartedness.
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To BlackRose54: I don't really think ALL creative people are "insane", because like "The Z" commented above, it can indeed be a relative term. And if you met me in person, I suppose I could even be irritatingly boring to you. But I do have things going on upstairs in my "attic" that go "bump in the night". Hell, it doesn't even have to be NIGHT now for me, just channel surfing this morning on TV was starting to trigger some "heeby jeebies".
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You seem alright to me Jebidiahcrackercorn and your way of words are quiet smart and intelligent in what you got to say about things and give good answers and advice too I'd say so anyways...
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Creative people have always been looked upon as a little or a lot "different". This is because the people judging them are boring and lifeless and are unable to comprehend what goes on in the mind of a creative person. But there's nothing more fulfilling and exhilarating than living in the body and mind of a creative person. These are the things that make the world go round. Don't fear your creativeness. Embrace it with such joy! For there will come a time when you may be unable to create as much as you do now, and you will have lost the window. Creative women become more enlightened in that area from ages 40-47 and some run with it and some don't . Many times it's because of what others are saying about you. Who cares!!! Live your life!

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Thanks for taking the time to answer my question and for not being rude :)
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I would never be rude to you blackrose!!! I hope the answer was something you were looking for, but you're not insane because you are feeling more creative. Just express it with what gifts you have whether it be writing, painting , beading, whatever you feel like your heart wants to explore! If you have any thing else to ask, ask here and I'll do my best to reword or redirect my answer to help. I'm very creative. So much that my family started getting on me so I made myself my own space to keep my things out of their way and it's great.
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Haha thanks again Sincerity =)
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Excellent answer, Sin, but I'd have expected no less.
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I don't believe so.
Creativity is born of the imagination.
We're all somewhat insane, but true insanity brings madness.

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Well I am not true insanity like the type of people who have to wear straight jackets...
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I didn't think you would be.
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I feel sanity is a relative term. It is not a stretch to say some degree of insanity may lift inhibitions from the creative process, and in fact be a liberating force for the release of creativity. I've always felt that the greatest creativity rises from the depths of honesty, one need not be sane to be honest.

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LOL, sometimes it helps if you're not. :)
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Well then I guess I'm more on the borderlines of insane and sane then for feeling creativity...
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Yes it can

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Thank you :)
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