Oh, the struggles of young adulthood: starting college, finding a good job, moving out of home, getting into relationships. They’re serious enough to make us miss early teenage problems such as acne and schoolgirl crushes. Then, of course, some things may come at any time, and may not leave so quickly: mental health issues.
When people think of musical genius, one of the most common answers is Ludwig Van Beethoven. Up to this day, his compositions live on and continue to be played. He is also one of the most famous and powerful composers of all time. People might not precisely identify the songs regarding its details but rest assured that when they hear it, they would be amazed that it was Beethoven who composed the symphony. He showed musical inclinations as a child and was taught by his father Johann Van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe who was also a composer and conductor. While many considered him a musical genius, some experts believe that Ludwig Van Beethoven suffered from bipolar disorder as well as substance abuse from alcoholic beverages later on in his life.
The world has a fascination for masterpieces, arts, and creativity; however, there is an association between mental illness and creativity. Oftentimes, the artists and musicians have an unusual creative process. Some thrive in the use of substances to fuel their minds with exciting ideas and out of this world output.
The Pursuit of Happiness is an inspirational movie for anyone who loses hope in finding their niche and meaning in life. A true story of a father who almost went to the verge of a psychological breakdown while looking for a decent job and make a living for him and his son. Despite these hardships, Chris Gardner never gave up and continued with his aspirations until he got his golden ticket to success.