We want things that appear to be impossible. Maybe they aren’t. Maybe the only reason they’re impossible is because we haven’t done them yet.
Mania is plutonium for the human soul: it’s powerful almost beyond measure, equally suited to energy generation or destruction, and tricky to control once we let it loose. But dark side or not, mania is essential to the creative process.
Mania is why we dream big dreams, and the bigger they are, the more mania we need. If we want to make our dreams come true, we risk mania’s dark side.