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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 9 2013: For me I grew up in Springs South Africa. Fascinated with science from a young age I too would question my teachers as to the HOW and WHY about things. There was no outlet for me to grow my intelligence and I was quite shy as well. It nearly destroyed my self-worth and for many years I felt out of place. This was back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It was not until my early 30’s that more and more technology was coming out allowing me to finally make use of mind. I was able to study all the new scientific theories from Quantum Physics to Cosmic Theories. I have even discovered new key developments to understanding Autism. But not many will take me seriously because I did not go to a university. In today’s world I would be teaching at the same universities not willing to listen! I am a member of Mensa and can uphold my theories to debate and peer review if only given the chance. That is why I have joined Ted Talks. A young man named Jimmy Kucaj suggested Ted Talks as a way to share my lifelong work of 25 years of research. Jimmy has volunteered to be my illustrator to help people understand my theory. It’s my last chance. I am here and if the Ted community feels I am worthy I will be forever thankful to all of you. For to have answers that can help people in profound ways but not being able to share them is a loss for humanity.
    Thank You Bushy
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      Mar 9 2013: Bushy I wish you all the luck in the world. You deserve a chance and I hope the rest of the Ted community gives you an open door.
    • Mar 9 2013: Good luck to you Bushy. I hope you succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
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        Mar 10 2013: Thanks Craig,
        I am putting together a conversation topic that hopefully will create some great conversations.
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      Mar 13 2013: Hi Sir! It is humbling to meet a Mensa member here :) thank you for taking time to give your thoughts out on my topic. Are there schools in S. Africa that actually focus on giftedness? What does Mensa say about our current gifted ed status?

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