This week, instead of posting to my blog, I’ve posted an article to Brandon Monk’s Read Learn Write. The article is about the flaw of the romantic view of creativity and mental illness. We’ve been fed this starry-eyed view for generations—that suffering artists are more insightful and artistic than healthy artists. But I believe that it’s a myth.
Mental illness itself is actually detrimental to the lives and work of creative people. Instead, it seems that the underlying genotype that merely predicts mental illness is what enhances creativity.
To read more, check out the article by going here, http://readlearnwrite.com/creativityandmentalillness/, I’m sure you’ll find it interesting!