It’s a fascinating and loaded topic. Because correlation and causation are two different things. You know?
Are there people who are starting to become manic or schizophrenic who do not see patterns? Are there people who see patterns but are not becoming manic or schizophrenic? Probably yes to both.
I have dreams that come true, too. Always have, my whole life. I have always seen increasing numbers everywhere I go. (ie 123, 234, 345, etc) — also my whole life.
I am neither manic nor schizophrenic. Neuro-atypical, yes. The human mind is an amazing thing. There is so much we don’t know about it yet. The book you referred to looks fascinating. I liked this a lot. Thanks! :)