I recently came across an article posted online by Slate magazine on Oct 2. It was titled "What Does It Feel Like To Be a Smart Person?". Interestingly, once the article was opened, the anonymous writer had a different title... "Being smart is usually an incredible gift but occasionally a difficult burden."
The following conclusion was expressed by the writer, Anon User
Being smart brings a lot of advantages in life, but it can also keep you from being well-rounded and warp your views of reality. If you know someone smart who views intelligence as the only important thing in life, please give them a whack on the head. Tell 'em Anon User sent you.
It seems to me all of us, but especially the parents of gifted children and the students themselves can benefit from the point of view expressed. Feel free to share your comments using the link below.
- Posted by Jim O'Reilley at 1:15 PM - Categories: Education | On Gifted Eduation