Real Gifted

Gangstar, Gifted
Toronto, Canada

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Gifted. Giftedness. INTELLECTUAL GIFTEDNESS.

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Real Gifted
Posted over 3 years ago
If 'gifted' is a bad word, what term can we use to describe the highly intelligent and creative members of our societies?
Ah yes, the Gifted Stigma. "Gifted" isn't a bad word, but hypothetically if it were, I'd go with "A Gifted", or "Gifteds" to refer to those who actually are Intellectually Gifted Individuals. Cop out answer? Well, I don't feel that the word Gifted in it's current definition and lexicon will be evolving any time soon. I like "A Gifted" because it challenges those who will say it's grammatically incorrect, yet it still has the meaning and essence of defining Giftedness within it. Why is this topic even an issue? Stigma. Basically, Everyone is Gifted! Some people open the package earlier than others! Yay! Ugh. But, is everyone A Gifted? A Gifted, meaning An Intellectually Gifted Individual? No. In fact, Gifteds share the same things with Gifteds whether they have been labelled Gifted or not. So labels are not the be all end all with the Gifted nature. But it does help when trying to affix a name to a common experience. And just for clarification, Gifted Program, Gifted School, Gifted Label ≠ (necessarily) Gifted, Intellectually Gifted. Kids fall through cracks, parenthood politics get in the way, adolescents want to forget about it, government, economy, any factor can factor in. Then young adults grow up, and wonder what the fuck is wrong with them. Like this guy! What is underrated in the discussion of Gifted, is the mis-diagnosis of Gifted. Certain things can actually be attributed to Giftedness, yet is mis-diagnosed as something else. Which is why it's important to keep the term Gifted, because we need a term to revolve around, an umbrella to fall under. It is what it is, and we have to deal with it... Just to add a little context to what I am trying to get at, http://search.twitter.com/search?q=gifted And that's only 4 days worth of thoughts! More context: http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_GIFTED/favorites Shameless self promo: http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_GIFTED/
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Real Gifted
Posted over 3 years ago
If 'gifted' is a bad word, what term can we use to describe the highly intelligent and creative members of our societies?
Then it seems natural that we should now refer to all Gifted Individuals as "X-Men", and rename all gifted programs, The Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. Sorry that was an X-Men joke, excuse the off the wall humour typical with Gifteds. But actually, having a reference to the letter X seems cool / something that would help fight the Gifted Stigma.