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Seizing the Darkness: An essay on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Bipolar Disorder

As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “One must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.” Considered to be Germany’s greatest literary mind of the modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe certainly was a whirlwind of chaotic creativity. With such a profound influence that he is known as the Shakespeare of Germany, critics and readers around the world have wondered about where his genius stemmed from.

Turning the Worst into Success: Ted Turner

Fiercely, vigorously, and ingeniously Ted Turner made a name for himself in the television industry with all odds stacked against him. Mr. Turner has bipolar disorder, which has caused periods of depression and suicidal thoughts; his father struggled with the same disorder and actually committed suicide. Although the disorder has evident negative effects, Mr. Turner was able to use the disorder to his advantage through risk taking and the limitation of the negatives that may have otherwise hindered his success.

Margaret Trudeau and Her Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

People with mental illness often feel as if they matter less than the rest of the population or that their illness is an impenetrable handicap. Margaret Trudeau has struggled with bipolar disorder in the duration of her adult life and speaks openly about her experience so that others may find hope in dark times and improve their mental health each and every day. She is the mother of the current prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, therefore I find it appropriate to share her story so that others may be inspired by it going into the future. Ms.


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