Thursday, April 13, 2017

Revisiting an old debate....

[M]any geniuses do walk the line between the normal and the abnormal. For them, the barrage of impulses and ideas they perceive is a fount of creativity. As Nash said after an extended period of delusional thinking, his return to a more rational phase was “not entirely a matter of joy.” To explain why, he gave another simple reply. “Rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos.”
Both geniuses and madmen pay attention to what others ignore.
 It is patterning too I think.  That is, simply paying attention and filtering is one thing, but overlaying those observations into an accurate (or inaccurate) personal world view determines the effectiveness of the thinking of a genius vs. that of a mad[person.]

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