yes, yes, i know.....the snobbery that that exists betwixt the 'professionals' and those suffering from mental illness (art therapy) is clearly evident...but why I ask you?
surely, if we are all honest with ourselves, hasn't being artists helped us to avoid:
4)wallowing in our own little puddle of self pity
6)office jobs(links back to 2))
7)becoming stale, boring, subservient gits
8)outrageous drug abuse
Personally, I'm intrigued......the world could implode any minute but there'd still be an artist there to document it! to either rationalise or irationalise it of course!