So, in conclusion:
An increased focus on patterns and hidden meanings and symbolism from art is something that is not only inherent in people as they age into adulthood, it is something that is actively cultivated by educators. It allows you to acquire more meaning from the works you study than someone who only browses an artists work in a cursory fashion.
Combining symbols from different artists to generate new meaning is a hallmark of great creativity in artists and writers, and it is only natural for a person’s mind to analyze the universe this way. It’s a fundamental mechanic of what makes allegorical thinking more potent, and the more works you are able to combine into a single framework, the more you can discover about the world and how people view it.
Furthermore, relating the characters in the story to yourself is often the whole point of subjecting yourself to the tragedies and comedies of art, and there shouldn’t be anyone to tell you that you don’t bear a resemblance to maybe Jesus from the Bible, or Neo from the Matrix, or whichever people are described in the stories you read about. The foundation of communication is learning new things about the world by comparing reality to the works, and drawing parallels with real life to determine if they hold meaning for you personally.
Is this delusion or schizophrenia? I don’t know, I just think it’s how people experience art, but doctors often think otherwise, call you delusional or paranoid, and put you on medications, which cause horrible side effects, negatively impact your brain chemistry, and eventually lead to creating in people what are traditionally accepted from the mental health manual as the common symptoms of schizophrenia, requiring even more medications, when all the person really may be suffering is gullibility stemming from an addiction to fictional or fantastic thinking.
What do the police mental health unit think? I sent my mother a text message comparing my city to the Dune novels written by Frank Herbert’s very talented and imaginative son, and when they arrived at my house within 5 minutes of my sending the text, entered my home without a warrant, asked me to turn off my phone, and then tackled me to the ground when I complied, eventually taking me to the mental hospital for weeks, I wasn’t sure what to think about myself and the time I spent examining science fiction and art for insight into how the world works. This was the first in what turned out to be a string of unwanted run-ins with police and hospitals, causing me to become fearful for my life and sanity.
Not all thoughts, MUST be rational and derived from traditional thinking, as that confines us to what we already know, and, in fact, irrational thinking is what creates the cognitive dissonance that allows people to learn and discover things about the universe which may be previously unknown and often lead to new inventions or discoveries or points of view.
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