April 10, 2005

John Nash Interview

Following is a recent interview of John Nash.

Glimpsing inside a beautiful mind

Mathematician and Nobel laureate Dr John Nash tells Shane Hegarty about his extraordinary life - and what he thought of it on film

Dr John Nash reckons he might work on for a while yet. "It's better to be working than not working. I'm not sure how much I can do at this age, but there are many cases of farmers who reach 100 and are still working."

Could he see himself working at 100 years old? "Oh sure. But you have to have luck to live that long, even nowadays when it's becoming less rare."

His wife Alicia is listening in from the corner of the room. Can she see him working until he's 100?


He's 76 now, and even by the standards of a life that has been anything but ordinary, the past decade has been particularly adventurous. He is one of the most famous mathematicians on the planet, although most people don't know the details. He won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for a mathematical theory that has become a cornerstone of modern economics, but it was Russell Crowe who brought him to the masses. In the movie A Beautiful Mind, Hollywood took Nash's remarkable story of mathematics and schizophrenia and fashioned an unlikely hero from it. He is sanguine about the liberties they took in the process.

"I thought at first the music was too loud," says Nash. "But after I got into it I realised that this movie had the ingredients for success because there's a measure of suspense and an entertaining quality. It was hard to accept the personal description but I could see that while it might not be like a documentary, it could be successful as a movie."

He thinks that Russell Crowe should have won an Oscar for his portrayal of him. It was the wrong accent, and they met only once during filming, but "his performance was terrific". Alicia adds: "We just love Russell Crowe. It was a great movie, but it was fictionalised."

She and her husband then debate whether Jennifer Connelly should have won a leading actress Oscar rather than for supporting actress. "She was the lead," insists Alicia, whom Connelly played in the movie.

They are in Dublin because Nash this week gave a lecture as part of the Royal Irish Academy and The Irish Times series, sponsored by DEPFA Bank, in which he talked about both his work and that of Irish mathematician JL Synge, who taught the young Nash. These are arcane topics, but not for Nash.

"Mathematicians like to speak of it as an art, and having beauty and turning this beauty into a good way of proving and seeing something. And you do really get to the truth - there are unknown things that can become known - and it really is the truth. It is not political propaganda."

The maths in the movie was a little vague, especially on Nash Equilibrium, the concept that made his professional reputation. "In the movie there isn't an explanation. There's something about Adam Smith," he laughs at the notion that it would be linked with the economist and philosopher. "There really isn't an explanation."

It certainly wasn't conceived in a eureka moment while trying to score with some girls, as the movie makes out.

These were not the only questions marks hanging over the account. Journalists wondered why it glossed over the less glamorous aspects of his life: an estranged son from another relationship; alleged bisexuality; a perceived anti-Semitism during schizophrenic episodes.Doctors questioned its depiction of schizophrenia itself.

Today some of the personal aspects are off-limits, but he is honest about his paranoid schizophrenia, first diagnosed in 1950 and which followed him for three decades.

He is generous to the film-makers, who created a visible world of delusions that never actually existed.

"It's inaccurate, but it's sort of interpretative," says Nash. "The screenwriter is really responsible for that, and he had a mother who was a psychiatrist and this is very relevant because he was sort of into the area."

How did it deviate from his experiences? "Typically people with schizophrenia do not see anything. But the movie is a visual medium, so the delusions are seen by the character. But the person doesn't necessarily see anything, but might hear voices. When you think about it, it's hard to do that in a movie."

Nash's illness compelled him to do many things. He believed that aliens were trying to contact him through the New York Times newspaper, he travelled around Europe trying to achieve refugee status and renounce his US citizenship. When he later returned to Princeton, he became known as "the Phantom", a figure seen scribbling away on blackboards late into the night. It led to him being sidelined by the academic community and to divorce from Alicia in 1963.

Yet, he gradually learned to ignore the voices. "I began to tire of certain types of irrational thinking. I was doing things at the time, studying or doing some calculations. So it may be that the delusional thinking began to come unsatisfying. I think people become mentally ill when they're somehow not too happy - not just after you've won the lottery you go crazy. It's when you don't win the lottery."

When he looks back, he sees clues in his early behaviour. "Some decisions that might not have been the most rational. Times I didn't follow the norm, thought differently. But I can see there's a connection between not following normal thinking and doing creative thinking. I wouldn't have had good scientific ideas if I had thought more normally. One could be very successful in life and be very normal, but if you're Van Gogh or artists like that you may be a little off."

His honesty when talking about it is impressive, although he limits his work in the area as he fears it could be exploited. "There are times when I've had letters and requests from various people about someone who has some mental problem in the family and they want to be helped, and I can't really do anything in that specific case. And it's not right around the corner, it's very far away. "

Nash has not had an episode for many years, but his son has been ill. "He has a mental problem. I'm not sure that the word schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder . . . there's truly a spectrum. There's two ends and a roadway between them. And some of the same medicines may be similarly effective in either categories."

The stigma against mental illness, he believes, will only be removed when the disease is. "I think that when you try to de-stigmatise you may have some other objectives. The doctors and those who treat people with mental illness, they want to stay in business," he says.

Clarity of mind has brought rewards for him late in life. A Nobel laureate, he is now feted by economists, scientists and mathematicians, and enjoys that recognition. His Dublin talk was booked out for weeks in advance. His work is currently concerned with developing his early theories, and in his areas of interest - cosmology, gravitation, logic, game theory - the well has not run dry. "Some of it can be considered fantastic and implausible. But things are possible."

It also brought reconciliation between him and Alicia. They re-married in 2001, an outcome perhaps more romantic than the happy ending of A Beautiful Mind. "You're reminding me of Charles and Camilla now," he grins. "We had been together for a long time, there was a separation and a divorce. Some years passed, and I was in some different locations. Then after 1970 we were living in the same place for a long time. And I got a more regular position and I had an income. It became a different situation. Now she's retired and I have an income. "

"I have a pension," adds Alicia quickly.

The interview ends.

"Make sure you say something nice about Russell Crowe," says Alicia.

On the notepad in front of Dr Nash is what appears to be a doodled equation. Does it mean anything? He looks at it. "No. It's only XYZ. I was just testing the pencil."



To whom it may concern, I have a great deal of respect for John Nash and I am very displeased with the naming of a road after him in in the City of Bluefield, West Virginia. The road named after him is a total dishonor and disrespect to a man that was intelligent, amazing, and very in tune with his illness. This road is lined with trash and abandoned houses. The houses that have people residing in them are not what John Nash was and is about. I ask that you please look into this situation. Again, I feel that this road is not an honor to the man that is the one and only beautiful in the state of West Virginia. Sincerely, Beverly Bishop

Posted by: Beverly Bishop at June 6, 2005 01:37 PM

I thought the depiction of skizophrenia and psychosis in 'a beauterful mind' was poor, and am glad to hear Mr nash dispute them.

I admit that psychotic effects are much too complex, and internal to be properly depicted on film, but still I thought they gave the wrong impression of madness. It was too personoified, and they concentrated too much on great film side of things rather than the great man.

Posted by: laurence at July 6, 2005 05:32 AM

I have seen a picture "A Beautiful Mind"of John Hash & read Interview I am inspired as iam also Schizophrenic.Thanks A lot!

Posted by: Pradeep Bhaskarrao Jagtap at August 9, 2005 01:19 AM

I was study math and i am schizohrenic . every year i always sick in 3-4 month. My age 49 . Anybody can help me? I am not John Nash. I really want my years without sick.

Posted by: Purnomo Santoso at August 15, 2005 12:17 AM

I have to dis-agree with Beverly 's comments concerning the mis-interpretation of "John Nash" during the filming of a beautiful mind. It may have been in-accurate in some respects but the gains reaped by drawing awareness of Schizophrenia sufferers world wide into the limelight and the inspiration to others far out weighed some distortion of the facts .

I like millions of others have been enriched by the thoughts and accomplishments of such a mathematical genius as John Nash, as it did reshape the concept of economics and I have say introduced the man and his life to others outside the "maths" world.

As for naming the street after him, well it may seem trivial but I would rather his name appearing on my mail rather than Donald Duck street.

What I would like to ask him if I ever met him would be his thoughts on "the 5 rings" by Miyamoto Musashi as I would be interested in his opinion from a mathmatical approach to another economic revolution born from a book on tactics of war

Posted by: Graham Hardy at September 23, 2005 02:37 AM

This interview with Professor Nash, has indeed confused me greatly, for at this very moment I am writing a story for Year 12 Ext 2 English which incorporates a schizophrenic man, and as I watched "A Beautiful Mind" the symptoms began to piece together nicely. But as I read this interview, and see that Mr Nash himself refutes some of the representations of his illness, it now takes my story to a whole new and complex level...and now much harder to write...thanx alot Mr Nash lol


Posted by: Cullen Haynes at January 14, 2006 05:06 PM

well, I realised that I had some sort of disorder(reconciliation ) when I was 12. After that It has been struggle. but reading bout John gave me so much of self belief that it became easier after that. I am working hard to be successful in every part of life I involve myself. Thanks to .. Dr Nash for giving mathematical and economic theories and confidence to people like me

Posted by: vinay at February 20, 2006 10:45 PM

Mr. Hardy, from what I have gathered from your statement to me, is that you live on John Nash Blvd. Do me a favor, out of respect for John Nash pick the trash up off the sides of the road. Bluefield City has Adopt A Highway and you live there. Therefore, why not put forth effort in working on making Bluefield City, West Virginia a city to be proud of once again? I have photographs after photographs to prove what I am saying is true. Bluefield City could care less about John Nash and
they prove it every day by allowing what is named after him to look trashy and uncared for. Have a great day Mr. Hardy.

Posted by: Beverly Bishop at February 22, 2006 08:05 PM

your work is great plz email me

Posted by: David at April 5, 2006 07:42 AM

If anyone could help me get john nash's address so i could write him or e-mail him to thank him for the movie a beautiful mind i would appreciate the help.this movie has helped my family understand my condition a whole lot...now they know how to handle my episodes when they happen... thank you Tina

Posted by: Tina Brown at May 1, 2006 12:56 PM

Could Any body provide me an Email ID of Prof. John Nash.


Posted by: Gopal Karemore at May 8, 2006 03:32 PM

There is a link between intelligence and schizophrenia. Mr. Nash is unfortunately the exception, not the rule. I say this as a schizoaffective.

Posted by: Brian Gies at May 9, 2006 01:57 PM

However, there is room for improvement for everyone - and Dr. Nash should be an ispiration for all persons with a mental illness. Keep trudging!!

Posted by: Brian Gies at May 9, 2006 02:05 PM

Where could I find a list of Dr. Nash recent publications/papers? Nothing is available on Google nor Princeton University. Thanks

Posted by: Laura at May 24, 2006 01:41 PM

I have a mental Illness and thought that I could not do anything so I stayed home all the time. When I watched the movie Its A Beautiful mind it inspired me to get off of my couch and do something. I am know working towards running a mental health clubhouse all because of this movie. I admire John Nash very much.

Posted by: Debra Osborne at June 18, 2006 12:40 PM

Hi. I just would like to say that after watching the movie "A Beautiful Mind" I got to get curious on the real life of Mr. John Nash. Since then I keep searching the internet and reading biographies of Mr. Nash. Did the movie depicted well the real life of Mr Nash or was it too fictionalized? Did Mr. Nash really see charles or that little girl in his real life? If it is possible to describe, I am curious and would like to know what was really going on Mr. Nash's mind while he was still suffering from schizophrenia. Thank you and all the best.

Posted by: Ray at June 24, 2006 08:25 PM

I am currently a nursing student at LaGuardia community college and attending a mental health class. i have seen a beautiful mind before and did not get it. I thought it was boring but when I looked at it again, being in the nursing program and doing a group project on schizophrenia, i grew to love the movie and really enjoy it. I even encourage my classmates to see it. out of all the mental disease movies out there, this one is the best. this explains schizophrenia so mcuh, that it helps a student or even a regular person understand that people aren't crazy but have some type of mental disorder that affects their life og normalcy.this website is great. I got picutres, information and idea for my project. i wish we could have Mr. Nash at our presentation or his wife. it will help my classmates understand not only Schizophrenia, but other mental disorders.

Posted by: Allison Siewsankar at July 11, 2006 08:37 PM

To Ms. Bishop, who posted a few months ago:

Just because a road is lined with trash does not mean that the town of Bluefield doesn't respect Mr. Nash. I, for one, am proud that Bluefield chooses to recognize a man for his abilities despite his mental illness. Perhaps you should reconsider what you've posted. As you mentioned, there is an Adopt a Highway program in Bluefield - maybe you should consider helping to better the community rather than reject it as "littered". By saying that you want the road name changed from Mr. Nash's to something else, you are really saying that Bluefield doesn't deserve to name a road in honor of a great man.

Posted by: Elsie at August 1, 2006 10:28 AM

i just wanna say that i was so eager to know about dr nash

Posted by: wafaa at August 6, 2006 04:25 AM

i hope that mrs Nash really had the same role that appeared in the movie " beautiful mind " cos i learned much from that great lady and i thank her alot of being an example for all women at the world thanks again

Posted by: wafaa at August 6, 2006 04:42 AM

I had the honor of attending the 1994 Nobel prizes in Sweden and was present when Dr. Nash received his award. I have also done alot of research into Dr. Nash as I am a psychology major with a minor in economics. I would just like to take the time to add my comment that Dr. Nash is an extraordinary man and has lived an extraordinary life. And about the street... name it after Dr. Nash, then go to the city council and get them to clean it up, rezone it for commercial business that boosts the economy in the city and then you have a tribute that is suitable.

Posted by: Arin at August 26, 2006 06:36 AM

Hi.I think 'A Beautiful Mind ' was an excellent movie that brought awareness of the general stigma and problems that are assossiated with people with schizophrenia. Although the representation of his delusions and hallucinations were not accurate, they still portrayed a confused, strange and brilliant mind that is John Nash. Ok, so the film wasn't historically accurate either, but it was a great movie and as the aticle says at the end, the true story is just as amazing as the movie made out. In my opinion, both (the real)John Nash and 'A Beautiful Mind' are inspirations to everyone, schizophrenic or not. takecare everyone. bye.

Posted by: alan at September 11, 2006 07:11 AM

Hi, I liked the film as it did portray how confusing it can be in the middle of a schizophrenic episod and its sometimes obsesive nature. I am was also diagnosed with schizophrenia and it has defenately impeaded my progress to some extent. However i would say that is some ways i find it easier to visualise problems than i did prior to the illnesses onset. I am just about to start a PhD in computer science working in computer graphics and have a MSc and BSc. So although i've still got a long way to go, it is true that scizophrenia does not have to stop you from progressing. However i am 34 now which is a not exactly young to be a student. So it did slow things down a bit. I hope i have not made too many spelling mistakes, as i'm also dyslexic!

Posted by: Dan Shepherd at September 18, 2006 06:48 PM

my son who is diagnosed with schitzophrenia hs suffered for 6 years numerous medicins and hospitalization
i wish i could get positive help for him as he would love to lead a normal life he also passed exams at college and wanted to go ito computers alas he still suffers

Posted by: sandra at November 11, 2006 12:55 PM

I don't have schizophrenia, but I used to see and here things that weren't there.

I saw people in my bedroom at night and I heard people calling "Laura-?" Or just bright lights or sparks, or people who would appear for only a second, smile at me and then disappear. Also I used to smell things.

They were brought on by chemicals accumulating in my brain due to a rare metabolic disorder - I think.

They were never really frightening to me, and I don't have them now, but it was interesting to see the film of "A Beautiful Mind" - even though I guessed that the events had been fictionalised. I thought it was a good film, but I'd like to hear more about the real events.

Posted by: Laura Guthrie at December 11, 2006 10:49 AM

Elise, I read your comment to me and I do not live in Bluefield, West Virginia! However, I have made trips there to clean the sides of the road as well as take pictures of it and I have the upmost respect for John Nash Jr. As for that, if it takes an outsider to come in and clean up a road that very few respect then it is not John Nash Jr's name that is the problem! It is the people there in that city that could careless what it is named. This is my opinion and my opinions are not up for adoption...Bev Bishop

Posted by: Beverly Bishop at December 16, 2006 05:47 PM

There is a nice forum on this site about a PBS documentary about john nash.
People ask questions about schizophrenia and get replies from 'experts', some of them advising against medication.


I have a personal comment about the movie and dr nash. He is much more handsome than russel crowe, incredible as it may sound. Check out his pictures when he was nearing 30.

Posted by: quintal at January 19, 2007 09:00 AM

i am a mental health student and am inspired by John Nash
he has been my inapiration for my work i would love to be able to e mail him
does any one know if this is plausable?
United Kingdom

Posted by: Catherine at February 18, 2007 11:34 AM

someone needs to find a cure for scz.those who suffer are the care givers than he affected.anyone knows of success stories.my brother is suffering for the past 16yrs.

Posted by: thulasi brinda at March 4, 2007 11:40 PM

I got schizophrenia since the age of 20 and now I am 34.
I just try to recover by release it to God and taking medicine also much patience. Doing much prayer too. Sometimes just lost.
I know God who creates illness got the cure, if God permit it so.

Posted by: Nazwan at March 7, 2007 08:00 PM

After viewing "A Beautiful Mind", I became anxious in researching Dr. John Nash. He has certainly accomplished goals that are unattainable for the majority. He reminds me of my beloved grandfather who was a genious. Truly an inspirational film, depicting a man who fought for the meaning of his own life. There are probably a few flaws in relation to the real Dr. Nash, but whatever the case may be, my appreciation to Dr. Nash's impressive theories, and his amazing character will remain strong.

Posted by: Robert at March 19, 2007 02:31 AM

When I seen Its a beautiful mind, I realized the turmoil that my grndmother went through. Then in 2005 my nephew was diagnosed with schiophrenia. This movie also helped my sister. I work in the mental health field and I realized the impact his life sotry has help our patients. Dr. Nash I resepct and admire you.

Posted by: Robin Taylor at April 14, 2007 06:28 PM

I'm a diagnosed schizo-affective born in Charleston WV. I can relate to some of the same things in the film. I understand totally his fixation or better yet his absolute pathological obsession with Mathematics. I have a similar way with music. I wonder if John Nash would agree with me when I say Composing music (or in Johns case Math) is like breathing for me. If I were to stop I think the madness would truly overtake me and I would wither and die. I think all schizophrenics need a good outlet to release the pressure. If anyone is curious to know what kinda music a schizophrenic can make check my webspace at buzzmusic.de

Posted by: Jason Belcher at April 26, 2007 05:05 PM

I want to thank John Nash for my life. Sometimes we never meet the people who affect us the most. I never knew there were people out there who know what I go through until I saw his movie. Knowing someone understands you is enough. Perhaps, one of us on this board will meet Mr. Nash one day. I hope life treats us all well. I for one am willing to take risks now that I thought I would never take. Thank you, John Nash

Posted by: Mary Ellen Wilson at April 26, 2007 09:53 PM

i m sidd from india ..i hav seen A BEAUTUFUL MIND...& I want to say that i am really inspired by this movie...more correctly by Prof.JOHN NASH ...He is really excellent mathematicien...can u provide me email id of PROF. JOHN NASH ?.....i m really interested to share my thoughts on research... also i want guidance from him to become extreme biologist...i m doing m.sc bioinformatics ...plz do send his email id thanks

Posted by: sidd jawak at June 26, 2007 09:06 AM

Hello, I am an Instructor at a Technical school. I show the Beautiful Mind Movie in my Psychology class. The Basic Theme of the class is "change" or becoming more productive as a person. John Nash and his wife, certainly depict change in the movie. It is a great story that inspires us to keep trying and to pray for help. Is there a email address for Prof. Nash or Alicia for to get in contact with them?

Thank You, Frank Wells

Posted by: Frank D. Wells at July 25, 2007 02:16 PM

what a fantastic film a Beutiful Mind. What a Inspirational brilliance john nash is he overcomed his illness and became a sensation. A truly wonderful man and also he would not have been what he is if it was not for the support of his wife. ps remember mo

Posted by: mohammed at August 8, 2007 02:54 PM

Hey this is channa from India i saw the movie 10 times and I read the book the buetiful mind. I realy ispired by that the code breaker ,hats up to him can u email me the names any book
written on him or by him on cryptography

Posted by: Channa at August 21, 2007 10:20 PM

If possible we would like to have Dr. Nash's e-mail address or website please?

Gulin Kucukcakan
Istanbul Schizophrenia Association / Turkey

Posted by: Gulin Kucukcakan at September 17, 2007 11:24 PM

I am student from india in computer science & I am patient of Hypomania & I have failed 2 years in engineering due stupid system of studies for me which I feel is stupid my main aims to study in AI(Cybernetics) & cryptography. Recently I have done a research in Biometics in Retina(Drawbacks) & suggested improments on it but no one of my professor just glared at my work.
Just my dream is to work for security systems could you suggest some way to my work.So fulfill my degree project I'm just doing a project on database.

thank you sir

Posted by: kiran adam at September 28, 2007 07:01 AM

i really loved the interview, and it was inspiring and provided a good base for the report I'm writing. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: ashley smith at October 30, 2007 02:36 PM

hi...it is true most inspiring movie i ever watched.,even my favorite one is the Les Miserables the movie.,when i was diagnosed schizo.when i was 23.,2005 b4 i watched the beautiful mind..i wish to be come his character not the schizo .but his genius,and sometime i remember the movie of wish master"Be careful what you wish for" heehhee! (and i laught..)now i feel so very well.not taking any med.
I dont want to continue my version about theory of infinity.. relativity..instead try to make my true story new version of John Nash..entitled "Behind the Spirit"..(because i becamed a member of spiritist.b4 i schizoattack)..tnx..God..for help and..movies so very inspiring...*****

Posted by: mansky at November 9, 2007 09:32 PM

I have a B.A. in Psychology and I loved this movie. I don't understand what is so unrealistic about their portrayal of schizophrenia. It was simplistic, but as an intern, I heard several stories like this. What do you think?

Posted by: Josh at November 23, 2007 01:28 PM

Dear Josh, I believe if you get a client like this, you should certainly broaden you view on what you are testing him for as he/she might find a few extra characteristics that might suggest he will be under the wrong type of care when having you as a mental health doctor. Remember what happens when/if someone is misdiagnosed or mistreated...

Posted by: David Swope at November 23, 2007 06:29 PM


Posted by: edward howland at December 4, 2007 11:17 AM

some one who can not understand has the miad of a child john nash is and was some one the world need,ed i did not get my ged till i was 31 yrs of age so ha ha i wish i could have walk,ed with john nash how proud i would be, edward.

Posted by: edward howland at December 5, 2007 05:36 PM

I just saw A Beautiful Mind,and since I have a son who also suffers from the same mind disease as John Nash,I was able to understand more.Thank you Dr. Nash.

Posted by: Judy at December 10, 2007 06:30 PM

Mental illness, in my opinion, is more often than not either superior or inferior ways of thinking in regards to what is considered normal. By all accounts mental conditions are defined by science and therefore by men and women who have come to what they feel is a criteria for classifying these conditions. Sometimes thoughts regarding those things which people are uniquely interested in come so fast and haphazardly that other people view it as odd or deficient, but when all those seemingly irrational pieces are placed together a puzzle is solved. Much respect and admiration to Mr. John Nash for his accomplishments.

Posted by: Vincent Metz at December 11, 2007 01:28 AM

yes i too have seen the motion picture a beautiful mind, though our thoughts and opinions may vary, i would also like to express my point of view, sadly i too have schizophrenia, my perception is well of the movie is they really tend to exaggerate the facts simply well, because its a movie, thats what movies do, directors have a lot of reasons for making movies like these, and one of them is simply to inspire people, and give them hope, and believe me, the struggles you have with schizophrenia, they make it easier, the struggles are very more exciting and youll like the challenge, as of the hope, that one day your life will be as successful as john nash. as for the road named for him, well i dont think there was any bad intention as to disgrace his name, and tis better to have honored him as not ot have honored him at all

Posted by: alex masters at December 11, 2007 01:53 AM

Mr. Nash,
I have just watched A Beautiful Mind and I found it to be one of the best movies I have seen! I think your story is quite amazing and I agree with you.....I think Russle Crowe should have gotten an Osscer. I love movies based on a true story. It gives people a sense of real life and all the problems that come with it. Your story has brought me back to reality and made me realize how lucky I am.

Marley ♥☻☺

Posted by: Marley at January 13, 2008 12:19 PM

My gosh would I love to meet him. He's brilliant :)
I'm searching to find his e-mail or address so I can write him. I'd be so honored to send him a letter.

Posted by: Rachel Smith at March 12, 2008 09:29 AM

Goodness, watching this movie was so inspirational my college roommate and I met by faith, our fathers suffer from schizophrenia we have shared our life stories, and they are so similar, and seeing the movie we able to relate to our parents...our mom's are angels and so strong, they have hold our families together, their emotions, and guilts as seen in the movie a beautiful mind are real, and Dr. Nash not taking his meds and the outcomes, we've experience all of it, and Dr. Nash and wife are such inspiration...

Posted by: P.tre at March 16, 2008 01:14 AM

It's nice to read so many good comments about the great John Nash. We all look upto this man for his courage and sheer will which enabled him to find his path despite all troubles in life. I personally owe him a great deal of gratitude, for he is the reason I have found out that no matter how tough life may get with you, you can still go on. I suffer from manic depression or bipolar disorder. It makes things very difficult for me, professionally and socially...but seeing how John has survived such a long and rough phase, gives me enormous strength and faith that I can make it too.

May you forever go on like this Nash...always giving courage to those who need it. We're all very proud of you!

Posted by: Sid at March 29, 2008 07:49 AM

I felt really good after going through Professor John Nash's history. He has created an example for the opressed students like me. Peole think that i am stupid too. Please provide me with his E- mail ID so that i can contact him and share my feelings. Atleast he wil be the one who can understand my stupidity. Out here everyone even my parents are thinking that i am a physico and are giving me medications without my knowledge by mixing it in food that i have. Please Professor Nash i really need your moral guidance and your console, which will definately help me to get out of this mess that i am in.

Posted by: Naveen Kumar at April 6, 2008 10:09 PM

i think it sad how a schizophrenia cant be them selfs for a long time i wish best to luck 4 plp tht have tht died from this

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