Is Giftedness a Bad Thing?

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There was a conversation that I had quite some time ago that is still bugging me, and being a writer, inevitably that means I end up putting words on paper¬† in order to figure it out in my own head.¬† The conversation, for all its twists and turns could be boiled down to one question . . . ‘Is giftedness a bad thing?” You see, once you let go of the assumptions and myths that surround giftedness, and start to understand how many of the characteristics and behaviours of gifted people either resemble certain other conditions (like Autism, ADHD, OCD etc), inevitably, giftedness starts to lose some of the false-shine of being a ‘gift’ . . .
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I’ll Be Over Here … Hiding In The Cupboard

I'll Be Over Here Hiding in the Cupboard, yellowreadis.com. Image: Slightly open cupboard door

Recently, I’ve realised how hard it can be to do all the things. I have lists of things I have been staring at in a state of almost-horror, and the longer the lists get, the more I hide from them. It has taken me a while to realise that the reason I am not getting ‘things’ done – is because we’ve stumbled into one of those times when busy takes over. It’s not just the Christmas season, though that’s usually enough for me to go into full-on hide in the cupboard mode.
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