This was not the start of the gifted way.
This was the first post on this blog –
– but by no means the first step on the gifted way.
That step took place some 60,000 plus years ago. Some gifted person picked up a stone and realized it could be a tool. Another struck a rotted tree stump with a stick and discovered a rhythm that set hips swaying. A third created marks on the wall and made everyone laugh with excitement. A fourth picked up something shiny, saw the glint of desire in a young female’s eyes, and started looking for more and saving them.
Despite their massive contributions to the community, gifted adults have not typically been revered. They get known as the mad scientist, the crazy artist, the self-destructive performer, the anti-social geek. When they were young, they were often identified as special needs children.
Why? Because the great majority of the world doesn’t understand them. Raw intelligence is not the only factor governing giftedness but it is a factor. Anyone with an IQ over 130 is regarded as in the gifted domain.
Take a look at this figure:
If you have an IQ over 130 – and you probably do if you’re reading this – you’re part of a tiny and rather lonely community.
You may also believe you really are crazy when, in fact, you’re just different and incomprehensible to the other 97.9 percent of the world. Or the other 99.85 percent if your IQ is over 145.
If you’re not already doing so, please start to honor yourself for your rarity and your enormous value to the world. Come back often. Select one of the feeds at the top right of this page so you’ll know when there’s something new to see.