I think the toughest part of being gifted is just fitting in.
But I guess when people like you only make up about 5% of the population, that in itself is a challenge.
For gifted adults, the great problem solving skills help you along because they help you navigate through life. The brains help you along because you can think your way through just about anything. The creativity helps you along because you can find something new and exciting in any situation.
But what helps you hook up with other people that you don’t have to be something or someone else in front of? Where do you find people who let you be free to be yourself because when they’re free to be themselves they understand exactly where you’re coming from?
I guess that’s the biggest thing I’d like to do by being here with you. To bring people together who think and feel differently than so many people, but who think and feel like each other. To be able to have a place for all of us to call home.
A place where being who you are is exactly who you need to be.
If you can understand where I’m coming from with these words, then perhaps this will be home for you. And if you know someone else, probably someone who’s done a great job of masquerading who they are, just as you likely have done, then please invite them in as well. They need to know they’re not alone, too.
Together we can do nothing less than change the world. So let’s join together. And let’s start now.