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.
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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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!
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.