Tuan Le Posted over 1 year ago What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present? As a high School student, I believe that being gifted and creative might not equal to academic success. I am considered bright and creative by many but I really struggle to perform up to my expectation. There are few choices in syllabus which also emphasized a lot on repetitive practices and regurgitation of theory. This exam-oriented asian mentality sucks the interest out of studying and I find myself really disenchanted with the system in the end.