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Being special

Posted by Bob on September 16, 1999, at 22:44:00

In reply to Re: Life on Meds...The Beast, posted by Ruth on September 16, 1999, at 18:38:12


I joined after this was archived, so I just had the chance to read all of these posts one after another. Thanks, Lori, for making it come alive again ... and here's another vote for telling your daughter to get on-line.

As for all of us being special, there's an interesting web page to visit for some rather topical quotes:

Some of my favorites--

"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious -- whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought -- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."
---Edgar Allan Poe

"All great things come from neurotics."

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide."
---John Dryden

This last was meant as an insult to a competitor. I'm sure it must be the source of "there is a fine line between genius and madness." Kay Jamison likes to play up the correlation between genius (tho not necessarily measured by IQ) and mental illness as well.

Perhaps it is true -- that we are all given some gift in equal measure to our disability. Whether we can make use of it, or whether society values it in our time, is of course a different matter....

Oh, then there's:

"Genius is pain."
---John Lennon





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