Why would anyone write a blog for smart people? Gifted adults, no less. Isn’t that the most unnecessary blog you can imagine? Gifted people are busy in their labs curing cancer. Or they’re writing Pulitzer prize-winning novels. Or they’re designing the next even smarter phone. They don’t need a blog. Right?
Yes and no.
Of course, some gifted people are doing all sorts of complicated fabulous things. And they’re living fulfilling super-productive prize-winning lives.
Maybe they don’t need a blog.
But what about the ones who aren’t doing all sorts of complicated fabulous prize-winning things? What about the ones who don’t know that they’re smart but just think that they’re freaks? What about the ones who grew up in environments that didn’t allow them to flourish? What about the ones who are lonely, anxious and depressed? And what about the ones who have achieved greatness (whatever that is) but are still in despair? What about all of them?
They need a blog.
They need to know how to navigate in a world that doesn’t understand them.
They need to know how to appreciate and manage their sensitivities, curiosities and emotions.
They need to know how to choose from the many possible paths available.
They need to know how to help their kids navigate in a world that doesn’t understand them.
They need to know that they can walk many different paths based on their particular needs– not based on what society says they should be doing.
They need to know that they’re not alone.
They need to know how to make a difference in the world without being overwhelmed with hopelessness.
They need to know that it’s safe to be who they were born to be.
To my dearest blogEEs: Does this make sense to you? What else do you need to know? How can I help? For those of you who are parents, if you click on the links below, you’ll find some great articles on raising your gifted kids, whether you’re a homeschooler or not.