There is a place for revolutionaries. Sometimes it’s okay for people to get upset. But can we upset people in a more scientific way?
Valjean: “Wait a minute, I know this man! His name IS Doug. He worked at my factory three years ago. There’s no way he could be this dastardly Jean Valjean. I demand you release him right away to my custody. Because of the horrible accusations against him, I will give him a job in my factory. In fact, I’ll put him in charge for one week while I pick my… my niece, Cosette. Then I’ll be back and raise her to adulthood and be safe and secure and able to help an entire town’s worth of people. And if I ever hear of some guy named Valjean being arrested, I’ll go check it out and make sure it isn’t another one of my former factory workers who I can vouch for.”
Javert: “Okay. Sounds like a plan, Monseigneur Mayor.”
I don’t like creativity being considered a fuzzy or magical or mystical construct. With that belief comes the idea that it’s impossible or silly to study or measure.
Children who are Bruce Wayne need to learn how to be Batman. But it is just as important for children who are Superman to learn how to be Clark Kent
If researchers provide long lists of famous folks who suffered from mental illness (and they do)….well, here’s another list: Shannen Doherty, Dwight Eisenhower, Mark Millar (“Kick Ass”), Ogden Nash, Dan O’Bannen (wrote “Alien” and “Total Recall”), and Beth Orton. They all have Crohn’s Disease. So what?
“Daddy, what do you think creativity is?”