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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 24 2013: Thanks for your feedback Sherrlene,

    This has not been a struggle but a journey of discovery. As a dyslexic (not profound) I was always on the back foot academically yet seemed to understand and grasp the core values and mechanisms quicker than others.

    I had a natural creative ability and spirit that has guided my path all my life. The biggest hurdle was not being creative, but finding those who understood creativity in itself.

    I feel that the greatest issue is one of frustration in getting people to understand that another world exists on the other side of their mind.

    We are taught to see everything in black & white and if the idea falls beyond this we are asked to question it till it is proven or debunked.

    I have come to the point where I just do.... and wait for the truth of the matter to reveal itself through the actions of those involved.

    And how did I get through, by simply refusing to be anything other than who I am. This has not been the best path as you can imagine, but despite the issues this has 'created" in my life I would not have it any other way.

    Creativity is a state of mind, that when embraced "like a drug" will send you on journeys without end, sights beyond imagination and experiences that will leave you breathless.

    The real challenge is find others brave enough to come with you.
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      Feb 25 2013: Hey Michael you are amazing! :) I am particularly happy that you're able to overcome your dyslexia and made yourself aware of it and the things you can do to improve yourself^^ NICE!

      I agree with you that there are people who frown because others do not see the same light as they do. It is like THE ONLY CORRECT ANSWER IS THEIR EXPECTED ANSWER (which is not possible).

      In the school where I am teaching, it is (almost) forbidden to tag a student's answer as WRONG because he might be right in his own respect.

      EXPECTATIONS kill the creative minds of people, would you agree? We tend to put these people in cans of sardines, pack them and declare that they are good stuffs because they're controlled. The norms in our society now dictates what's "normal" and what's not. So when you're "different" it always goes to the negative perspective.

      Here's a hug >:D< Thank you Michael for sharing
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      Feb 27 2013: Michael: Most excellent post!

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