I’ve been saying this for years, and more often now that I’ve been diagnosed with a severe mental illness. I’ve always felt that these things that are so problematic now must have been a positive somewhere in the past. Apparently I’m not the only one; there have been actual studies and real live papers about it.
Mind you that this is presented with Cracked’s usual offbeat sense of humor, but that makes it no less interesting: 5 Brain Disorders That Started as Evolutionary Advantages.
And now I’ve got Brian Wilson in my head: