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The lotus flowers blooms in muck and so do great ideas?. Those writers, composers, artists, painters have all had miserable lives so can it be true that great ideas come from miserable minds?

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Asked by gem mina, 06 Sep '09 10:26 am
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Must be.. haven't you noticed? All great men have either had miserable personal lives or lives steeped in penury. If one is happy and rich and on page 3 like Paris Hilton, do you think there will be any desire to excel and acheive immortality like say Beethoven and Mozart had done?
Answered by joyoti sen, 06 Sep '09 03:16 pm

 
  
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TCorrect conclusion, but wrong analogy. Muck to the lotus, and manure to the roses, is like an exotic dish to me... pork vindaloo for instance.. But coming to the substance:
Giuseppe Verdi, one of the greatest composers of Music (Opera was his forte) remarked once, that "What gives me the greatest pain is what gives the people the greatest pleasure". Yes. Verdi, like most great composers of his time, had a tumultus life, as did the greatest of them all, Ludwig van Beethoven. All the greatest of his compositions were written during various times of his progressive deafness... 7 of his greatest symphonies, 3 of his concertos, 7 of his quartets and innumerable works were written after his realization that he was going deaf. Even otherwise, some of his loveliest piano sonatas were written at the time he was in great distress, EVEN BEFORE he went deaf, the lovely 'Moonlight' and the 'Pathetique' sonatas among them.
What is the catalyst? Like they have always said, "When the lord closes t ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 06 Sep '09 11:32 pm

 
  
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Gem, It is not so that great ideas come from miserable minds.It is because they dont bother to live normal lives .By the time they create something great ,their conditions become miserable.So the option left for them is to enjoy life with the laurels and names they achieve and creations they make.
Answered by Rachana, 06 Sep '09 03:49 pm

 
  
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There is a rider attached to this. The lotus is respected because, although it grows in the muck, it rises above it. Moreover it is unblemished by the muck and radiates its own purity. So this aspect has to apply to the people which you have mentioned. These writers should not be spreading around negativity and mindlessly abusing the values of the society. Rather they should be capable of rising above their frustations and spread the enlightenment which has crytalised from their experiences.
Answered by Vikram, 06 Sep '09 10:42 am

 
  
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Great ideas are not like lotus blooming in the muck they are like Roses, which draw its sap from the wildest imagined stock of ideas, and boom on scion of bright ideas. I say this because roses has thorns and anyone who try to pluck those ideas is pricked on his fingers by those thorns. Watch them from far and enjoy their beauty and the fragrance too. If you go closer to Lotus you will find those ideas stink as well since they are from the muck and miasma grows around them.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 06 Sep '09 10:39 am

 
  
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Wisdom is a thing that does not recognise cast, creed, colour, villge, state, nation, language, even the age.... can come from anyone
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 06 Sep '09 10:32 am

 
  
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