British Columbia, Canada
Captian Ron, that author is quite right. If you take a bi-polar poet a step further and give them what is called rapid-cycling, they actually get a ton of new thoughts constantly that can be controlled through medication, but trust me they won't be stopped. They receive one thought right on the heels of the last, so try juggling that all day. Some of the greatest writers and poets were bi-polar as you know. If you check the left hand side for famous people on this great site on the internet, I think it is quite amazing, http://mixednuts.net/home.html
Maybe we all have to be a little crazy to really "feel" life? You think? Just look at the impressive list of people here: http://mixednuts.net/depression-famous2.html
As for the Tao, which was ESP's first subject matter - I have tried to keep up daily readings of Tao most of my adult life, and respect its teachings. The natural balance of man in regard to nature is not at all a bad thing to read about. I read both the Tao, and as much as I can from native american teachings, or our first nations. I truly believe if we all got back to being "small" in the scheme of things, then balance and harmony would indeed be easily obtained. This is a great reference site for any interested: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/ttc-list.htm It is kind of hard to explain Tao in words really, it is a process of looking within, and indeed a wonderful journey.