posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 01:30 PM
Wow. There's a lot of animosity in response to this topic. I wonder if that's really necessary.
For what it's worth, here's my take on the matter.
I think we should put aside the "indigo" moniker for the duration of this thread. It's become such a loaded term, and so many people reject the
whole idea, that it would be better to take a more reasoned look at what we're really talking about.
Let's forget about the idea that these people are somehow metaphysically different or more evolved than the rest of humanity, that they're a
different root race, or alien walk-ins, or whatever. Let's define what we're talking about in mundane terms, without relying on the mystical. Let's
drop the indigo label and discuss this in terms that actually mean something.
There are people in the world who don't fit in. This is a given. Some of them don't fit in because they are more intelligent, more sensitive, more
perceptive, more creative than the majority. This is also a given. Often these sorts of talents are accompanied by social disorders, and it is very
difficult for these people to integrate into society, and often they would prefer not to. And society has little to no support structure for them.
There is institutionalized support for those who are mentally challenged, mentally ill, physically disabled, addicted to drugs, homeless and/or
struggling by way of circumstance. There are resources for the challenged, but not for the gifted. Often the gifted struggle just as much and, by
default, fall to the same vices that claim the challenged.
Are people with these gifts emissaries of a finer world? Maybe. Who cares? They're people who encounter specific challenges in the world as it is
now, and as an ostensibly enlightened society, we have an ethical imperative to ameliorate their difficulties.
One cannot, in modern times, make a living as a philosopher, a shaman, an alchemist or a soothsayer. The niche for people who are strangely gifted
(and I don't believe this phenomenon began in the seventies. That's just when our culture started acknowledging people like this.) no longer exists.
Our monoculture of secular humanism has rendered them obsolete.
Society would have to change to make a place for people like this. I would like it if it did. I am one of them. I don't label myself Indigo (though
my new-age space-case parents certainly do) but I know I've faced difficulties as a result of high IQ, social anxiety, overwhelming empathy and
emotional sensitivity, abnormal patterns of thought and unusual intuition, and a general lack of ability or desire to conform to societal
Society won't change because we tell it to. Society changes as an organic process, even in the high-tech age. It is possible that as technology opens
up new vistas of creativity and intellectual pursuit, a place for people with these gifts will emerge. Until then, just give the kids some room. I
have become the reasonably well-adjusted person I am today because my parents didn't smother my interests or try to slot me into a role that
would've made me miserable. They knew from the beginning that I was my own person and they couldn't tell me what to do.
The best thing that can happen to a gifted person is finding others similarly gifted and forming a sort of tribe. That's the best support structure
one can find, short of society offering one.