I’m old. Former students of mine are in their late 40s. I was a teacher in the 1970s. Old.
Granted, 63 is the new 53. But still.
OK. Maybe I’m just old-ish.
A lot has changed over all of those years.
One thing hasn’t changed.
People are still trying to define giftedness.
They might ask–
Is everyone gifted? Is giftedness genetic? If someone isn’t achieving “greatness” can they still be gifted? If anyone deliberately practices something long enough will that make them gifted? Are all high achievers gifted? Are you smart because you were born smart or because your parents pushed you to achieve? Are there many different types of intelligences? Can you make yourself super smart when you realize that your brain has plasticity? Does giftedness depend on how your brain is wired? Are you gifted because you’re awake longer than most people?
Those are just some of the questions.
Well, OK, I made up that last one.
And then you can make up your own mind. (if you haven’t already)
Whatever you decide, remember this:
Find your particular truth. Know who you are and become your whole Self.
You have a highly sensitive, loving, kind and radiant heart. You think deeply, quickly and constantly. Your complexity is mind-boggling. Just like the intense, lush, wild, lively, fragile and overwhelming rain forest.
To my blogEEs: Have I told you how much I appreciate that you’re reading my blog? I’d be delighted if you’d make yourself known in the comments. Tell us how you define giftedness. And let me know your questions.