posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:02 PM
Many, including educators, are confused over the term 'gifted', and as such, the myrid of different programmes offered.
What the current school education including college is to create robots - humans whom are only gifted with better brain capacities for storage and
retrieval. They are not geniuses, nor can ever claim to be. Their gift enables them to score As in their subjects matter, but when dealt with new and
real life matters they often stumble and fail. No human can claim to know it all. Can Stephen Hawkings conduct an archeology dig? Does Edison
comprehends Quantum Mechanics?
The truly gifted are usually very FOCUS at a young age over their interest, usually not more than 3 subjects, and when fully allowed to develope, they
will not only master it, they will build upon it and figure new ways to solve problems that those gifted in memory capacity cannot. Was Robert Goddard
a linguist? Could Donna Karen solve economic issues?
Thus, educators and the public must be fully aware of what the gifted programme is all about. It is not to create more robots. The current education
style already does that. The gifted programme is to fund and nurture the next Edison, Goddard, Babe Ruth, Micheal Angelo, Plato, Keynes, David
Beckham, and a few others considered solution providers of their profession of our civilisation, to progress and evolve. And sadly that's not what
educators or society doing.
No society can survive if everyone is an Edison or Plato. Thus, those whom were robot educated are needed to comprehend the gifted's solutions and
through past societal knowledge, to work together as team in society or organisations, to never make the same mistakes but to evolve together as one,
leaving none behind.
It's like an english style football team. Everyone plays a part, made up of forwards, middle, backers and goalie, but if there were no genuises in
the team, scoring - which is the main aim of that game to be champions of leagues - will be a difficult task. However, if there was a Pele, Beckham or
Messi in the team, gifted footballers - winning is a no brainer. Same for our civilisation to progress and evolve.