Monday, September 24, 2012

Being Gifted



  Being a gifted child can have its ups and down as well as truths and myths. Gifted child are usually looked at differently and are also treated differently than other children. I can say from experience that we are treated differently and sometimes it is unfair.

  Some ups of being gifted for me is that I am able to learn or grasp thing quickly. Another up about being gifted is that you can go to higher classes or more interesting classes. For example, I like going to a classes that has more complex topics because it's more interesting and thought provoking. But, when there are ups there are, also; downs. A down that I have experienced many times is that everyone expects so much of me. Sometimes the expectations are so high that I can't get close to accomplishing it. Another down is that some gifted kids are bullied because they are smarter or different then the kids in school.

   Lastly we come to the myths and truths of being gifted. The truth is that not all gifted people are perfect or are good at doing everything. For example, I am great at science and math but I am terrible when it come to reading and writing. Also, another truth about gifted children is that something’s don’t come naturally for us. Myths about gifted kids are important to know because that is usually what people think when they say someone is gifted. One myth is that all gifted people are perfect; I wish it were true but it’s not. Another one is that people say that all gifted people are smart and can do everything easily and that too is not true but I wish it were. As you can see being gifted has its ups and downs and truths and myths.   

1 comment:

  1. Nice honest post, but you didn't include any links to the websites I provided.