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How I See Perception and Reality as Someone With Bipolar Disorder

“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”

Akira Kurosawa said that. But it’s a common enough idea, so many people (including my husband) have said it, or something like it.

And how can one argue with Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Much Madness is divinest sense” that reads:

It’s beautiful poetry, and a reaction to Dickinson’s own situation as a person extremely out of touch with “the Majority.”

It’s tempting to agree with Kurosawa and Dickinson, but I can’t. Here’s why.

The world cannot be sane or insane. Those are qualities that apply only to people. The world may seem insane, but that is only a metaphor. The world can be chaotic. The world can be incomprehensible. The world can be unfamiliar. The world can be frustrating. Observing the world can

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