This is an interesting connection to think about. It realistically explains why many of the people in my life who are really passionate about their hustles are also the ones who are the most depressed/unstable.
“Creative” people are more likely to be mentally ill, so says a Swedish study of more than 1 million people that was published last year.
According to the BBC’s summary of the study, “Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found.”
They were almost twice as likely as the general population to kill themselves.
Hooray for being a writer! No wonder we hate rejection!
The dancers and photographers in the study were also more likely to have bipolar disorder.
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