Originally Posted by Cindy Claveau
I think she's got a point - a lot, if not most, brilliant, creative people have cycles of self-doubt and depression. It's part of the psyche of genius.
agreed, although I think it's a side effect for them, rather than a primary effect (for people like me). I like that she breaks form from the idealized public perception of successful people being without fault, doubt, or weakness... It feels like too many buy into that even if they subconsciously know it can't be true. It's nice to see it given voice, and even nicer to see how
successful people handle it.
I like her because she brings logic and facts to the table, and won't dance around any elephants in the room.... and yeah even a little "she's one of us" pride. I know it's silly, but I can't help the bit of schadenfreude at the expense of people who talk down about women/queers/liberals/etc...