We spend our formative years learning how to color within the lines, how to fall in line and be quiet. We learn to conform, and we learn competition.
And when we grow up, we find that our world is full of problems that need to be solved. We see that our world, because of global instant communication, is changing faster and faster. Coloring within the lines has helped to create our current problems. We need to be able to take a blank sheet of paper and create from nothing, something new. We need to figure out how to think outside the box, when we’ve been raised to think within the box.
There are special minds that are being born into the world these days, more and more. These minds have a very difficult time conforming to rules and regulations. They fight the system from the minute they come in. They are wired for extreme creativity; they have a very difficult time coloring inside the lines, beginning during childhood. And they struggle to conform, to fit in, to fall in line and be quiet. When they are guided instead of being squished into boxes, they are the salvation of our society. They are born to think differently, and their unbounded energy and creativity is the new mindset that our planet needs now. Our world needs these minds. And it needs us to work cooperatively: to come together and to work as a team.
We can’t solve problems with the mindset that created them. I believe Einstein or someone equally brilliant, came up with that one. He had one of these brains.
There is a reason there are so many children being born who wear labels like ADHD, dyslexia, and Autism. These kids can not conform with out pain and discomfort. To try to bend and fold them in order to squish them into our invisible boxes, is a mission that is guaranteed to screw these kids up. Their lives become so painful that suicide among them during teen years is a reality. So don’t fuck up these kids by trying to make them something they are not.
We, as adults, as a society, need to learn how to reach these children, how to teach these children, how to help them make the most of their natural gifts. Here is a video of one of these wonderfully amazing children, who just happens to be a mathematical genius. But more important than that, is his message of letting people think for themselves.
My mission, as mother to one of these amazing and gifted children, is to find the balance in helping Little Man learn things that he struggles with, like reading and writing, while allowing his gifts, his creativity, to explode.