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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 16 2013: As a society we say that we celebrate the gifted and the creative. As an artist and someone who works with children who have learning disabilities, autism, and ADHD I can tell you this is not true. It is not until you have reached some level of success that society finds you acceptable and praise worthy. If you are a child that does not fit into the cookie cutter mentality you are not nurtured. They (the normals) talk about you discussing your oddities using it as a source of amusement and wonder.

    As a society we need to stop trying to stamp out cookie cutter children and let them reach the potential they were born to reach. Who cares if every child can do geometry or write a 5 paragraph essay? That ADHD kid might be the next Xgame athlete. That autistic child might stamp out cancer or figure out the God particle. That ADD kid might be slow because they are thinking of the next philosophical revolution. That artistic child that does not want to follow the rubric in art class might be the next Picasso.

    Until we stop trying to fit every child to the same mold we will stifle the light of many that have been born to lead us into the next creative evolution.

    Charlotte Horton

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