Hearing voices need not mean you’re crazy, says activist
A Toronto man has learned to live with the voices in his head and argues they have been a positive part of his life…. (Toronto Star March 31, 2013
At the end of the article it says:
If you’re hearing voices and it’s not causing any problems, and if you’re able to function and pose no danger to yourself or others, then “carry on with your life,” he says.
Who has heard voices?
Many famous people have reported they’ve heard voices and history has recorded some of them, like Joan of Arc, who believed she was getting messages from God. St. Theresa of Avila also reported having visions and hearing voices.
Singer Jennifer Hudson reported hearing the voice of her brother and her mother in her head, after they were murdered in 2008. Their voices were calming and encouraging, she says, telling her she should sing again.
Actor Anthony Hopkins admitted in a media interview that he sometimes hears a critical, mocking voice in his head, and links it to an insecure childhood.
Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson has also spoken about hearing voices in his head.
Winston Churchill suffered from bouts of depression and there are reports that he sometimes heard voices.
Mahatma Gandhi wrote about hearing a voice, from time to time, which guided him and which he believed was the voice of God.
Intervoice (International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices)