I’ve always been contemplative on the notion of ‘Gifted’, why it is attributed to the class of intelligentsia based on grades and achievements. Why the whole world has fallen gravely into this misapprehension that gifted is endowed with some innate abilities. As if God gives these so-called gifted human beings more than one heart or brain. Like, for real?
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and author of “Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals?” discovered through his research study a significant amount of information concerned with brilliance in bright girls and boys. The crux of the matter was that: When posed to any new complex problem or thing. Girls give up easily if they fail to grasp at first while boys take it as a challenge and increase their learning.
“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” ― Albert Einstein
Correlating this research and my strong-hold opposition to the (false) idea that gifted is gifted with some special skills and talents which the rest of the human beings aren’t; I hereby present my views on who in true sense is “Gifted” based on observations and deep-learning, with hopes the reader understands (if not agree).
To any sane mind, it would be incomprehensible what some say about capabilities; that you either have it in you or not. That’s the kind of attitude showing resistance to change and why some people give easily up on themselves. If failing=learning then learning must change you and your way of doing it so you’re intellect finally feels growing. Then, why not show persistence to change?
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein
Each child is born intelligent and is endowed with same compiled skillset and talent. It’s all about cultivating and developing those skills that makes you shine. In other words, you have to run the code. Because what differs you from the rest are the efforts you put in to grow your own self and to increase the potential you have.
What the masterminds of the history have achieved were results of their passion and hard-work in the domain they were most interested. Nobody compelled Einstein to bring about theories of relativity. Nobody told Al-Khwarizmi to contribute in the field of mathematics, geography and astronomy at a time and give a ground to the world of Algorithms we live in today. These brainy people wouldn’t have left behind legacies had they not pursuit their interests. It’s about persistence to changing and growing. That said, if you’re not resistant to brush up your talent a little more, then you’re the mighty gifted person you just have to reveal yet. Here’s the list of facts I managed to compile concerning what you gifted beings must have:
-Freedom to Learn.
-Courage to transcend your own fears.
-Let failure be an incredibly motivating force.
-Never quit but Equip with required skills.
– The dare to keep challenging your own consciousness.
-Sense and desire to explore beyond what is perceivable.
On a final note: The learner, the seeker, the one who chases not the fame domain rather his own curious nature. It’s him who’s *Gifted*. Because “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch. Gifted is not given any special brain or super-power inside that makes him a stand-out in academics. It is simply his hard-work and sheer will power to attempt and achieve that he eventually receives. You’re gifted in regards with how much you make use of your mind. So, how gifted are you?
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