Do we risk making the world a blander, more homogenized place if we get rid of the genes for manic-depressive illness – an admittedly impossible complicated scientific problem? What are the risks to the risk takers, those restless individuals who join with others in society to propel the arts, business, politics, and science? Are manic-depressives, like spotted owls and clouded leopards, in danger of becoming an “endangered species”?
- Pg. 194, An Unquiet Mind, ISBN – 978-0-679-76330-7, Kay Redfield Jamison