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Daminxa
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Re: Music of the mad.
Aug 18, 2011, 13:45
I believe mental 'instability' can be a marvellous muse. It goes beyond music and art - some of the most luminary scientists (Isaac Newton springs to mind) were similarly affected.

I'm not sure that the music of the mad is a separate genre; madness, in my humble opinion is only an exaggeration or extension of 'normal' human behaviour. A vast amount of art of any kind is people with mental 'abnormalities' trying to express themselves and give others an insight into the 'mad mind'.

There are many disadvantages to having a mental illness but there are also benefits, heightened creativity being the most of them, if you ask me.
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