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Giftedness: Out of Sync with the Majority

“Each person comes into this world with his or her own agenda, their own ‘mission’. It may be very different from what the society would like them to produce. That doesn’t mean they have failed to live up to their potential. It means that they’ve chosen their own, unique path, which they have the right to do.”

“Giftedness: creates qualitatively different life experiences; means having significantly different needs; is the experience of being an outsider; [and] requires early recognition and accommodations.”

“When we look at the gifted from a global perspective, it is clear that the development of each person’s gifts benefits all of society. Every human being has a unique contribution to make to the whole. It makes no sense to take those…who have come here with a different ‘mission’ and to press them down because we all lose when any individual who has something special to offer isn’t allowed to be themselves and to develop what they’ve come here to develop.” (Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D.)

Here is a beautiful, inspiring, and accurate talk about the nature of giftedness: