Art is simply great whether made by patient or by a normal person, by a rich or by a poor, made on a possible event or on an impossible event.
Carson Collins wrote:I think that maybe the reason that most "normal" folks think that artists are insane is that the vast majority of us spend our lives making things that nobody wants and waiting for something that's never going to happen.
But doesn't the premise of a norm itself, label a subgroup as abnormal by default? Maybe just need more abnormal people and the norm would reverse? Just not the violent ones please.
Artists are creative. We see the world differently. We think differently. Artists have a passion that sometimes scares those who don't have it (and I don't mean just visual arts, this is true for all art types). Some artists, especially those with a stronger passion than most, can seem insane to someone who doesn't experience life in the same way.
A person might consider an artist crazy because of their passion, how they view the world differently, the types of art they create, or their obsession (we've all been there). However, these aren't necessarily hallmarks of someone who has an illness.
People who are mentally ill also view the world differently. And like someone said, sometimes they use art to express themselves. But while there are those who are ill and are artists at the same time, most of the artists I've met aren't mentally ill.
Oh...and just for clarification...there is a HUGE difference between mentally ill and insane. Just sayin.
"No man is free who is not master of himself"
From the cradle to the grave we are fed falsehood and lies and woe betide any who think for themselves and put their head above the parapit and speak out, paint out, sing out, write out etc.
Is it not insane to merely parrot what we are taught in indoctrination centres called schools - to play it safe - to be no more than a slavish robot -
You want a good grade a good score then go with the established theories, do not question and repeat what those who profess to be elders betters and wiser want to hear. Do not let truth get in the way.
No artists are not mentally ill - they are mostly F----d up by the socity they live in.
Sounds extreme I know but please consider -
Art is the beauty of life.
That may be, but I have observed that most real artists didn't (and don't) live particularly beautiful lives. I think that being an artist involves a certain amount of sacrifice, however consciously or unconsciously it's done.
The whole wide world is in a state of mental illness.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
- John Lennon
Hey! Like your new avatar!
Yet is the world we live in sane when when it is run by criminal psycopaths who's norm is to wage endless wars in the name of peace for dark intentions.
As Buzz Aldrin saw when looking back at the Earth from the vantage point of space - All borders are illusory - The Earth is One - a unique and beautiful planet delicately and perfectly poised. We are one - A family of Humankind.
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