[joke] Do "Indigo Children" resonate at 435.833 nm?[/joke]
Now, being serious.
"I want to be a non-conformist, just like everyone else." -Banksy
I've read about "Indigo Children" on and off during my on-and-off residency at ATS. To be honest, I couldn't fully stomach it when I started (I
was 15 at the time), and I find myself to be far less patient with the subject now. That to say, if any of you that claim to be "Indigos" would
probably classify me as an "Indigo" for many reasons.
I am a double major: Art/Philosophy (the creative streak seen in many "Indigos" matched with the deep empathy to mankind and the need to dream and
theorize). I'm currently working on publishing a fictional novel geared towards the upcoming generation, as well as being noticed on a state-level
with my short stories and poetry, and was asked by my current Lit professor to put together a book on my early works to show to his agent. I play the
piano, guitar and flute. I compose and write music, and I taught myself how to play the piano and guitar when I was 14, and have been developing my
music skills since then. I have won many regional, state and a few National art shows, as well as being a leader in my community to spread the arts
and "channeling the inner human sprit" through them by starting clubs and group meetings. ("Indigos" are leaders.) I was mildly rebellious and
took spins on many school assignments/projects and redid them to suit my own ideas. I've done my share of bad things during my early teen years. I
also scored high enough on my SAT's and ranked high enough in my school that the NJAA is paying for my college (to whatever school I was accepted
into) all-expense paid. ("Indigos" are smart, you did say that.) I'm fairly anti-social, except I am well-liked in my community and hardly find
anyone that I truly dislike. (Why are "Indigos" anti-social anyway? You think it would be the opposite.) I have a knack for reading people
well, and being able to help people out with problems I've never experianced, and love doing it.
Anyway, I've gone off on a tangent. What I'm trying to say is that just because I might have characteristics of an "Indigo", I don't think I am.
I've just tapped into my abilities and pushed myself to do more. I do what I do for myself. In short: I love who I am and I love what I do. I made
myself this way, not because I'm part of some super elite race of Humans.
My point is that anyone can say they're "Indigos". I have a deep empathy to the human condition. I think you're underestimating your fellow man.
It's unintentional, but to me it seems as though some people who think that they are "Indigos" feel like the rest of man is unable to relate to
them*. Mankind has been dreaming and theorizing on the meaning of life since day one. People see things in dreams and fight evil. Unexplained
mysteries happen on a daily basis. "Indigos" fail to realize that they have the same purpose that the rest of us do: To be the best we can be. Some
of us just shun this philosophy. Some of us are happy working an office job, why berate that? Without them you wouldn't have many modern social
necessities you use on a daily basis. Not everyone is meant to "be the light bearer" and start some crazy revolution (Not that we couldn’t use a
change). Imagine if everyone sat around and "read auras" all day talking about the meaning of life. We're humans, we work on a "hive-system",
we're interdependent. Man is not meant to be some sort of "island" whose mission is to further better society. That should be all of our missions,
Anyway, I find it kind of interesting that the youth has adopted many aspects of Hinduism & Buddhism and relabeled it into a culture trend (Though,
the term developed before this ignorant mindset became a plague among the youth)
I also wanted to ask: Why do you think Slayer and other metal bands are unique and different? I couldn't even tell you how many kids listen to those
sorts of bands in the US, they're common pop culture references. Bands do not make you "Indigo". This sounds silly to me. Sorry if this sounds
Sorry for all the "quoted" words, but they're debatable terms.
*Note: (relates to * in above paragraph) It's impossible for man to fully understand others. Anyone can learn to read people, it just takes practice.
Anyone can become wise. But no one can ever truly relate to another person, so we all deal with this problem.
Edit: forgot the note.
[edit on 1-10-2007 by DarkFlame]