Therapy As We Know It

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” – Graham Greene

If anyone tells you that writing is your form of therapy, take it as a compliment. Throughout history, creative geniuses were always drenched in some sort of emotional misery, which doesn’t necessarily mean they were crazy or always emotional. It just means that deep down their emotions wouldn’t let them go, and they had to turn to means of expression in order to get away.

Besides, like what Graham pointed out, how else are we suppose to cope in this world? Not only do we get on each other’s nerves, but then we have to deal with Life that pours us a glass and yells “bottoms up!” without telling us if its liquor or poison, with Karma grinning across the room like a femme fatale, and Every Day Situations getting into bar fights or mopping at the bar or drunk off their ass and dancing on a table…and those are the ones we know about.

So in a nutshell, whether its writing or music or art or whatever it is that you do to keep sane, keep it up! Life’s too short, and we don’t get out alive anyway. Besides, the world sometimes needs a little crazy. 😉


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