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Sherrlene Uy

Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)

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What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?

Hi everyone! I am working on a research about the gifted and creative individuals. I'd like to know what are the challenges that the gifted and creative people experience in your country. Share your thoughts please :) Thanks!

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  • Feb 19 2013: First, I tend to believe that everyone has his or her own talent. Then, the challenges they must face are how and when do they discover their gifts. Before this, all of them have to accept a kind of formulated education. However, it is a double-edged weapon to foster a child, which, for a normal person, is a the most efficient way to acquire knowledge widely used in the range of common employment and daily life, but it is a disaster for a gifted person to take such a routine class which will ruin one's talent. Thus, one, the sooner find what he or she is adept at, the sooner he or she can have the opportunity to master it.
    Furthermore, the prejudices from the masses are another challenge that creative individuals cannot ignore.In my opinion, this problem will be resolved, if everyone could figure out their talents. At that moment, individuals, no matter what dram they have, would not be regarded as eccentrics.

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