Opinion | How mental disorders make influencers influential
What if many things that we now call philosophies had emerged from a mental disorder?
I propose a theory about influence. A long time ago, when things were yet to be named, a schizophrenic sees a vision. He transmits it to the world. He has such faith in his vision that other people begin to see what he sees. They accept his idea, misunderstanding it to varying degrees to suit their own interests. The vision becomes a society’s purpose, and the sane then try to imitate the insane to achieve its promise.