Interesting article.

Interesting article. There are other aspects to anxiety, depression and mental challenges for people with extraordinary skills.

First of, we need to differentiate real mental illnesses such as, politicians' short term memory loss, attention disorder after elections, and hyperactivity disorder before elections compared to people who are really having mental illnesses, trauma due to malnutrition, genetic illnesses, and from unhealthy environment.

We also need to understand the difference between illness accrued over time or for reasons mentioned above versus those that revolves around emotional challenges due to intrinsic traits of people.

We also need to consider a section of media personnels' hypocritical mental disorders in the same light.

When it comes to people with extraordinary skills, we tend to be visionaries, and tend to see things before most of the world. Majority of us (that is changing) rarely cared about political limelight or power struggles, but their words were heard and listened. In turn, actions were taken by "powerful" people that majority were not able to see. In hindsight, those words and actions coming out of geniusdom though appear to be coming out of depression, but to a larger extent, those predictions, views of "geniuses" were coming out of their polymath ability, and their access to more information. Though looking back, it could appear anxiety, depression, but in most cases, it might not be the reality.

For example, my father had a great sense on the character and trait of people, and was correct to a larger extent. People who did not know him well had certain notions about him, but those who knew him well certainly understood his extraordinary cognition of humans. Similarly, he was prone to asthmatic attacks in his younger days (later, brought it to control by testing out various methods such as, getting live fish inside his body, before figuring out himself better, and the environment that affected him). In the last 10 years, he almost got rid of the inhalers. Coming back to asthmatic attacks, his asthmatic attacks made him anxious, and forced him to get things done sooner when he was devoid of asthma. At the same time, he had a great sense of humor, and kept his individualism. For some, he might have been seen as an anxious person, but without all the facts that only those closely connected would know, it is a normal tendency for humans to come with their own theories, and conclusions.

Originally shared by Joe Carter


Thanks to James Sossou for sharing.