Special: Better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual.
Unique: Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
Idiot savant: A person who is considered to be mentally handicapped but displays brilliance in a specific area, especially one involving memory.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas was quoted as saying, “When everyone is somebody, then no one’s anybody.”
It seems this attitude was adopted by the “hedgehogs” as a means of controlling the larger society through fear, jealousy and hatred by structuring our current system of education to create a norm by which everyone is judged.
We are told that we are special when we conform to or exceed the norm not realizing that in order to be better than someone that someone has to believe that they are less than or different from those who are normal.
What a terrible thing to do to a child, to make them feel less than human because they don’t fit into an artificially normed idea of what a successful human being should be.
How can parents come to believe that their child is no longer special because someone who has no knowledge of how unique their child is tells them so?
Years ago it was found that certain individuals who were considered to be idiots were actually quite brilliant.
How much genius is lost to us because we choose to judge others by a norm created to instill a sense of commonality within us that ignores the uniqueness of all of us?
We call our differences disabilities when the true disability is that hatred that blinds us to the gifts and talents we all possess when we judge ourselves and others instead of loving ourselves and others.
When we provide all children with an education that seeks to discover, develop, and direct their individual gifts and talents towards becoming happy, healthy, loving adults, we will no longer strive to be special but appreciate and respect how unique we all are.
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