posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 03:27 AM
The "indigo label" is a new-age meme of the 21th century. It is a new name for something very old. I do not like the way this idea is exploited to
sell books, to approach fragile people and make them believe you know who they are and what they have to do.
There are no more "indigo children" today than before. It is just that they were not called like that before.
According to the various sites I visited, they mention Indigo children may have the following "abilities" (symptoms)
-Highly spiritual/moral/ethical values
Well according to this description, I and many other people are "Indigo". Excepted that I'm not a child anymore, and I don't think I'm a starseed
or something like that.
During my life, I felt the same as those children ; different, like "from another planet". I searched a long time to find what was that
A few years ago, I found the answer from the TV serie "Prison Break". I know it sounds silly but if I remember correctly the hero has hyperesthesia
(increased sensitivity), good memory and "different way of thinking" which is sometimes labelled as "higher intelligence".
I found that those symtoms were quite the same as mine. Those symtoms are just those that you find for someone who is defined as "gifted" as you
name them in the U.S. (named "high potential" in my country).
The problem with those "gifted" people, is that it is not something easily accepted that someone would say he is more "gifted" than other people.
Because it may seems arrogant, egocentric. So this term is pejorative today.
But the fact is that humans are all differents :
Some are small, some are tall.
Some are strong, some are weak.
Some are left-handed, some are right-handed.
Well, the same applies for the brain. Some people have different abilities, or use their brain differently. They are those you call "gifted", those
that were called before "smart", "geniuses", etc... I don't like those terms because it always seemed too arrogant from me to say that I'm
different from others because I think differently. It took me 25 years to accept that it is a fact, but I still don't like to say it.
"Gifted" people refers to approximately 10% of the population. They do not have a quantitatively different intelligence (higher IQ), but
qualitatively different. Like the "wiring" is different. The tend to have different thought schemes than the majority of people. This is why they
are labelled : "different", "excentric" and seems to have answers when others have not.
Here is a list of traits applicable to a gifted person (note that those traits are applicable to anyone, but seems to be more extreme for gifted
-Highly susceptible, touchy
-High sense of justice, ethics
-Great capacity of observation
-Weird sense of humor
-Tend to be with older people
You see the connection ?
What they call Indigo children, is something that existed for ages. There are no more people like this than before, it is just that we start to accept
to speak more openly about "gifted" people. People that think differently, with a different thought scheme than other people.
It is ok to say that people that have Dow's syndrome or Autism think differently, but it is not ok to say that other people that are not
"handicapped" may think differently than the majority ?
When the public will broadly accept that those persons are not "more intelligent", but just "differently intelligent". That this is not something
that is better than being "normal' (being "gifted" is also a curse : feeling that you are not like others, prone to stress, suicide, lack of
self-esteem, school problems,...) but that is something that exists and that is ok to discuss about. When people will be more informed about this
subject, then we won't need anymore to invent things like "indigo children" to talk about it.
[edit on 14-8-2009 by SpaceGoatsFarts]