posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 09:10 AM
I've thought about the OP comments quite a bit and I completely agree. Think about autistic kids. They are absolutely awesome
at some things,
better than anyone at their particular thing that they do (can easily be more than one thing, I'd like to add). In my personal experience, it's very
much our fault as a general, "mentally healthy" populace for shunning and isolating our friends who are truly geniuses in my opinion.
I have often that of what it really means to be crazy, and I think there's a distinct difference between at least two different ways I've seen
people called it. Some folks seem to be called crazy because they are seeing, hearing, saying things which are not socially comfortable, they are
Then there are people whose mind seems to have caught a dark downward spiral of a wave, where cognition and purpose are done away with.
For quite a long time we've been locking up the "insane" and throwing away the key. In America, in past times, much more literally.
history of psychiatric institutions - wiki