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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 21 2013: Maybe it is as simple as waiting for those not as gifted to catch up? Just because the lights are on it does not necessarily mean someone is home.
    • Feb 21 2013: 'Just because the lights are on it does not necessarily mean someone is home'

      I'm not sure if this is what you mean but it made me think... just because someone is constantly creating does not make them creative, learning to allow creation to happen and not to become addicted to it in process is the biggest challenge artists face.
      • Feb 22 2013: My comments in regards to 'Just because the lights are on it does not necessarily mean someone is home' is how I imagine creativity is. I think its a natural process innate in all of us but like most of us we either don't know how to express it or don't recognise it as creativity. How often Ive stood and been stopped in my tracks by a piece of music & left in awe of its creation.
        Im not sure how Id quantify creativity. What seems like a odd idea today often becomes the reality of tomorrow. I think the challenge creative people face is accepting their creativity. How many artists are not appreciated until they're dead? Its not a even playing field when it comes to creativity hence not being able to quantify. In a world where people like to know how we 'fit' or 'slot' compared to the rest of the world or peers it must be frustrating.
        • Feb 23 2013: Thank you for clarifying Mark. I completely agree :)
    • Feb 22 2013: with quite a lot of experience as a high school teacher i can tell you that's a bad idea. stronger students get distracted while waiting for others, and there's no guarantee the others will ever reach their level. i don't mean that some students are better than others, i mean that students are better at different things. in my experience it's pretty hard to find a student who doesn't find something or other easier than others do, and when i do it's usually just someone who doesn't make enough effort - they won't rather than they can't.
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      Feb 23 2013: OR even if they don't really want to wait for them, it's the norm that "requires" them to wait... and if they don't they appear evil... hay poor people
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      Feb 23 2013: I love what you said Mark, " waiting for those not as gifted to catch up " is the biggest mistake society makes......in which by holding back and suppressing the creative productivity of gifted individuals, they cheat the world ( themselves) out of these most valuable contributions.

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