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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ups and downs of being gifted!
by Justin Albano

There are many ups and downs of being gifted and talented.  Most of the time you get good grades which can lead to going to college and getting a job and making a lot of money'$ which is never a bad thing.  Gifted people are also open to many amazing opportunities that other average kids wouldn't get.  For example some of my friends went to a camp this summer for math and science careers because they did so well in school. Of course I was invited to go to, but unfortunately was unavailable.  Another example is some kids get to go to the high school this year for geometry instead of math or algebra .  You can also get things for just being in this gifted class like high school credits.  Gifted people are good thinkers, better problem solvers, and usually make better decisions.

There are a lot a good things about being gifted, but you can never have the good without the bad.  Gifted people can be made fun of and pressured into always doing amazing at everything.  Others always set high expectations for talented people, even their parents, but nobody is perfect and they may not be able to meet all those expectations.  Gifted people also can get bored in some of their classes since they are so ahead. I still remember my 6th and 5th grade math classes; I would sometimes be a page ahead of everyone else and would have nothing to do when I was finished. Another problem is Asynchronous development or when a persons physical, emotional, intellectual, and social maturities all vary some more greatly than others.  They could learn things that they're not emotionally ready for.

There are many different sides and opinions on being gifted.  Some love it, others would rather be normal.  Everyones allowed to think whatever they want, but I say normal is boring so make the best out of whatever you got and whoever you are.

Live it Up (;

1 comment:

  1. Great example of personal experience to support your point but you neglected to include any links to any of the research.