‘The dark side of the comedic mind’

“I don’t believe that artistic talent – and I mean this in the broadest sense of acting, music, writing, visual arts, dance, etc. – is causative of these problems of addiction, depression or suicidal thoughts. Rather, I think that people who are creative have an empathy for and sensitivity to the world that allows them to feel things deeply. I believe Mr. Williams could deeply feel and experience the pain in the world, the pain in his life – and among those who orient toward depression – both creativity and addiction are ways out, ways to feel and to feel if not more hopeful, at least less sad.”

– Richard Taite

Read the entire article on Forbes here.


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