The greatest Gift on Earth is Love. It is given to every human mortal.
With only love can civilisation come about - care and concern about others than ourselves, honestly,sincerely and faithfully, doing ALL we can to make
that love real by changing and improving ourselves, intellectually and physically.
It is love that truly progressed and evolve mankind. Without it, we would have been extinct long ago.
But as the saying goes - love doesn't pay the rent. Again fortunately, ALL of humanity have secondary gifts of intelligence. None have it all, but
only specific areas whereby each can contribute to the whole.
The current education system on supposed 'gifted' programme is only concerned with mainstream subjects and academacia, nothing else, and is an
Each and every human is gifted only in certain subjects, NOT all of them. Einstein was never a Beethovan,nor can ever hope to become one despite his
achievements Similarly so with fellow humans. Some are good are academicia and arts, but others with hands.
Is a good mechanic whom is good with his work and attitude a lesser person than a PHD of Maths? No. They are equal and contribute to the whole, which
with such diversity, progresses and evolve a nation.
Often, such programmes depend on results, great grades to prove they are truly 'gifted'. But the truth is that each has his own unique gift. He will
do well in one subject but flunk in another. If he is good at maths, but fails geography, is he no longer considered a 'gifted' child and should be
No. If he excels in maths, just one subject or two or at most three, he should be encouraged to FOCUS on those that interest him, and let teachers
guide and help him in those areas. He is a human, with free will, and interest plays an important role in moulding a person for future contribution.
Many were lost in this manner because they were not allowed to develope their core interest and guided properly.
Seldom would mankind find a genius, excels in EVERY subject. They are rare, probably one in a billion, if they even exist. But those whom aces every
subject do not mean that they are genius.
Truth is that they are gifted, but their gift lays only in having additional memory banks than others, for caching and retrival information at high
speeds, like a runner with 4 lungs instead of 2. Give them old, tried and test problems, and they will answer with flying colors. Give them new
problems and new parameters, like problems of our current world, and they will stumble. It is those whom focuses on specific in core interest that
outwit and outthink for solutions and take us to the stars one day.
Thus, gifted programmes, while may seem elitist, but in truth is necessary, will greatly and quickly evolve mankind, and thus need to reform for
better results. These children are no less precious or special than any other precious kid, for all are born equal, but their difference lays in
their faster competency, comprehension in certain subjects,and must be allowed to develope their interests fully and at the same time, to develope and
be guided upon their primary gift of love for others as well so that they will not only contribute to societies, but be responsible ones as
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