Saturday, February 5, 2011

SJ: IdealistExistentialist Edition

"Because gifted children are able to consider the possibilities of how things might be, they tend to be idealists. However, they are simultaneously able to see that the world is falling short of how it might be. Because they are intense, gifted children feel keenly the disappointment and frustration which occurs when ideals are not reached. Similarly, these youngsters quickly spot the inconsistencies, arbitrariness and absurdities in society and in the behaviors of those around them. Traditions are questioned or challenged.

When gifted children try to share these concerns with others, they are usually met with reactions ranging from puzzlement to hostility. They discover that others, particularly of their age, clearly do not share these concerns, but instead are focused on more concrete issues and on fitting in with others’ expectations. Often by even first grade, these youngsters, particularly the more highly gifted ones, feel isolated from their peers and perhaps from their families as they find that others are not prepared to discuss such weighty concerns." (via tamburina)(via bobo)


Not to sound like a pretentious, overzealous douchebag or anything(just by saying that I think I just set myself up to sound like a pretensious, overzealous douchebag. But whatevs) but thats my whole life in a nutshell, and this song puts me in such a introspective, melancholy mood.
(also I'm really sorry that lately my blog has just been going from SJ to SJ with no real posts in between, I have no real excuse to offer but its gonna get better. I promise!!!)
(all pics via my tumblr)

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