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When does creative thinking become "insanity"?

Is it mostly down to how we package and present our creative thoughts the right way in order for them to be understood by others that keeps us sane? What is the real difference between someone in a mental institution and a mad genius. How do we balance a totally free creative mind and a grasp on reality?

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    Jan 9 2012: Jennie.. it is said beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder... A person living with a creative idea may be completely obsessed with that and based on his behavioural patterns to the outer world he may be sounding like a mad person....

    Unless there is a harm to the society we should respect the creativity of such person and on the contrary go a step ahead and help him/ her realize the creativity :)

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