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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 11 2013: From reading some of these posts
    I would guess the biggest hurdle is fairly widespread in all countries and cultures.
    That hurdle is that those who think or seem to be free, (not in prison), are in fact highly
    institutionalized (brainwashed) by their respective societies, institutions, agencies (and parents), just as those who spend a fair amount of time locked up, are, or become.

    Breaking out of that or breaking free of it, is no less than one breaking out of prison.

    Look at what you believe in. Do you trust it? If yes, then just go forward trusting the answers will come
    when you need them and know that you may not recognize them when they do.

    This also means "breaking out" is breaking out of your own personal prison you have built around yourself.
    We all have done this. We all have been seriously brainwashed for decades, depending of course on how old each of us is.

    We each have a point in our beliefs, the furthest edge of our ground, in which we say, "I won't go pass that."
    All old beliefs have to go. To do so is to abandon oneself to what one "thinks" they believe in, to trust it, not worry about it, and just go "do it".

    Soon, one will find that their feet have somehow found themselves on the path. How did they get there? They may not know other than they just put one foot in front of the other and trusted their ability to walk and find their way.

    One's feet may know the way better, clearer and sooner than the person may.

    Of course, if one already knows, they can determine to some degree the obstacles they will face and can next put together plans to overcome them and to evaluate how they will respond and feel and think and so on, in and for, situations they have never encountered before.
    That is why I ask, "what do you believe in?" If you really know it, then you really have nothing to fear.
    You don't know the "OUT-come" but you will "COME-out" the other side.

    And always of course, do.....no.....intentional.....harm, unless absolutely necessary.
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      Mar 11 2013: Very interesting. Can you summarize this?
      • Mar 12 2013: Do you really know what it is you (anyone) believe in?
    • Mar 12 2013: Foucault theorized that there are three major institutions: prisons to house individuals who are criminally unnacceptable to society; asylums to house individuals who are mentally unacceptable to society; and schools to house individuals who are chronologically and intellectually unacceptable to society. Prisons, asylums and schools: he certainly didn't have a high opinion of the the social control of students!

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