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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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  • Mar 4 2013: Some people like myself don't reach intellectual potential until after school. Any support and opportunities I may have had through the school system leading into universities have been missed. Now I'm not saying I'm a gifted individual as such... I know full well that there are much smarter people out there.. But I do have a creative side. In my dead end job, I often come up with ways to improve green energy. I have one idea for a water battery I've been refining in my head for years. Where does one such as myself go with ideas? Perhaps my idea is flawed... But surely amoungst all of us amateur engineers/scientists/inventors are some genuinely great ideas that are being wasted.

    I have no idea where to turn to with my ideas, or how to change my career to suit my passions. Who will listen & give me a chance? If these are my frustrations than chances are I'm not alone. Perhaps some investors out there should set up sites, with small teams to take in these ideas & sort out those with real potential?
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      Mar 4 2013: Get the patent and send a video to TED
      • Mar 4 2013: Sure, can you loan me $20,000 for the patent & perhaps more for the prototype? ;)

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