Brent Busby wrote:
But if you simply "had to write songs" at the expense of making a
living, ended up living on the streets, still making songs, I think it
would qualify quite well as some form of insanity. I understand OCD is
very popular now. ;-)
>> Also, some of the Romantics were insane (the reasons don't matter).
Yah, we have folk like that around Hawaii, too.
Society really doesn't care if you're insane, as long as you don't hurt
or bother anybody else!
> Still, it's probably better than the 50's when they used to use mental
At least those patients were fed and treated for physical ailments, and
the motivations of many of the treatments was to cure. Easy for people
decades later to say those treatments were all wrong - but we have the
benefit of the results of those experiments demonstrating they were
ineffective. Hindsight's always 20-20, they say.
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