Bipolar People: A Menace or an Aid to Society?

Excellent reminder to us all.  (Posted on Nan Mykel’s “Life Issues” Page.)  By

Lonely Blue Boy

Today We Are Free

Bipolar 1

My friends. My brothers. My sisters. Today is the day we all come together in remembrance of a mental disorder that we all have stumbled upon. Today is an awareness to people who have yet to understand who we really are.

But who are we?

Are we a menace to society?

Or are we an aid to society?

That’s the question I sometimes ask myself. And the hardest philosophical question a bipolar person may ask themselves is: What is the meaning of life?

And the more we ask ourselves that question the more meaningless life becomes. That’s why some of our brothers have killed themselves by overdosing on pills. That’s why some of our sisters have killed themselves by hanging themselves inside their bedrooms. And I can’t blame them or call them selfish for killing themselves because these are the soldiers who were killed in the war. These are…

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About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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1 Response to Bipolar People: A Menace or an Aid to Society?

  1. Thanks.. Art heals both the Autism.. Bi-Polar and ADHD.. for me in Song and Dance.. Including free writing.. For three years.. And more now.. Perhaps the disordered pArts were missing before.. sMiLes..:)


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