I heard this quote a long time ago by Leonard Louis Levinson: "A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees...both sides, and shrugs; an optimist does not see clouds at all - he is walking on them."
We need to set higher standards for the emotional wellness and stability of people with bipolar disorder. On a personal basis, I believe that a “functional bipolar” needs to achieve “episode free emotional stability” to be productive. When that level of stability is achieved, the person with bipolar will approach life in a total positive way....."Power of Positivity" is the goal ! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/86502