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  • Mikey_C
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    More interesting, perhaps, are the traits which creative people, particularly poets, apparently share with schizophrenics. http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/...653761,00.html

    For a long time, I've speculated that all artistic activity stems from the basic function of shamanism in primitive societies. Think of the earliest cave paintings based on shamanic themes, the dancing, the chants, the drama involved in sympathetic magic. Also - the individuals selected to be shamen in many cultures tend to be those exhibiting signs of what would be deemed mental illness in the modern day.

    So this doesn't surprise me.

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    Strangely there was no mention of sex during my degree course, but lots about depression. Perhaps I picked the wrong course?

    To avoid sex, I try to depress as many women as possible... wait, no, I think Perdix had a better idea. :)

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  • xidrep
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    To avoid depression, I try to have sex with lots of different partners. My wife's not very happy about it, but I tell her its essential for my creativity...

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  • Azariel
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    Sounds like jibberish - many creative people who didn't date often, REH and HPL! Now as for depression in writers, I agree to that, and we are more prone to it than most people - thats what you get for thinking outside the box - no one gets you fully! But I am a prime example of creativity without sexual sucess - I've concetrated so much on my writing and books, I've become something of a recluse and hermit!

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  • Mikey_C
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    And so another stereotype is confirmed. I wonder where they found these 'creative people'?

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  • DeeCrowSeer
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    This just in from our news desk, creativity linked with sexual success:

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/30112005/80...l-success.html

    And it's "news", so it must be FACT... right? :(
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