posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 06:21 PM
To the OP:
There is a huge difference between coming together in a common bond and proclaiming "special gifts" and some "amazing worldly purpose". I know
exactly where you are going with this thread and I agree with you completely.
No one, child, teen or
adult, should be excused from their behavior because of outlandish proclamations made by themselves or someone else on
their behalf. That is all a complete crock of BS. No one should ever be considered 'special' in that sense.
I truly believe labels being tossed around in todays society are monumentally detrimental, particularly to children. Humility is not nearly as
abundant as it used to be, that is something that really must change in order for everyone to maintain some asemblence of clear headed rationality. It
started with all the different psycho-social crap: ADD, ADHD, etc. There were always these type of children in existence. We just called them
hyper-active or (a pain in the rear
). Then the new-agers hopped on board and figured their kids had something going on too, but it hadddddd to be
of the spiritual realm, etc, etc. It goes on and on.
The whole practice of having to identify behaviors, rationalize and treat these so-called anamolies, has really spiralled out of control IMHO. Not
everything has a definitive answer, nor should it be treated as some extraordinary occurence. What exists now has always been. It's our societal
perception that has changed, and for the worse.
That being said, I am a believer in "gifts" but not in the way we see it presented around here (in many cases). There are people that have unusual
abilities. That doesn't make them better or deserving of extra privilege. It simply makes their attributes different. In a publicized system,
everyone has to be treated with equality for it to work. People with genuine special needs should be integrated in a specified manner, conducive to
their individual situation.
Our society, the government and the media has made it acceptable for everyone to rely on a cornucopia of excuses. The USA in particular pertpetuates
it. This was the beginning of the breakdown of inner society as far as I see it.