An idea a day keeps the dogma away.

The 30-Page Book That Will Change Your Life Forever

Which book actually changed my life? There are many that have impacted my life to varying degrees. But this simple 30-page booklet which I got for free didn’t just change my life, it gave me an entirely new one.

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Quote of the Week

Don’t be afraid to abandon your faults. Confucius (551—479 B.C.E) What does this quote mean to you? Contemplate, question, and comment below  ↓ 

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Schizophrenia and Superhuman Creativity: Schizophrenia, Mystics, and Eminem

It is no secret in scientific literature that the brains of highly innovative creatives show similar processes to those who suffer from serious mental illness. It is apparently a double-edged sword; the heightened activity in a creative’s mind, is their gift; but for the schizophrenic, it is their curse. What makes for a creative genius, is, on the extreme end of the spectrum, what makes for schizophrenia.

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Wisdom, Madness, and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic

My most significant takeaway from this book was that reality is almost completely subjective to one’s own experience, and that an experience of “otherness” only becomes “insanity” when the sufferer has lost control over their mind. There are significant parallels between the accounts of the enlightened mystic and the certified psychotic; both enter the shadowy realms of the unknown, and both are subject to experiences for which a comprehensive human vocabulary does not yet exist.

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