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    Default The Curse(s) of Being Significantly Different From the Norm

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    "How glorious it is-and also how painful-to be an exception" Alfred DeMusset

    Two curses:

    I feel disconnected from most of my peers.

    And because of this I feel alienated and lonely, lonely, lonely.

    Gah!!!

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    :steam:

    :sad:

    Any thoughts, opinions and, or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Relate with creativity.
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    Or you can try developing an imagination so active that reality is virtually blown away by it >_>. But some might call this psychosis. Dunno. I've had to live virtually by myself my entire life, so I'm somewhat used to it, though I long for the times when I can unite with someone else on my own level because it feels like a true connection, whereas with others it just feels like transmitting and receiving something. Anyway, *hugs*.

    Have you tried visiting places in your local area where you're likely to find someone else you can connect with? I've visited the library often and the bookstore. Haven't had any luck yet in those departments. Also, two coffee shops in town. My experience is that the person either lacks intuition or intellectuality. :/ Finding someone able to unite the two is a bit difficult.

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    Trying to find all the receipts.

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    The first thing that comes to mind is The White Man's Burden.

    But being serious--I think it's a legitimate issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post
    Relate with creativity.
    Like find creative ways to relate, or like channel my creativity as a means to relate?

    I'm an ENFP, I need a tangible human being to physically relate to in order to feel contentment/warmth, unfortunately.

    I enjoy indulging in solitude by choice, whereas I disdain enduring alienation by force, or default.
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    If you are gifted in something specific, it's very likely youll find nice like minded fellows around the university or school that teaches your specialty. If you are gifted in general... you're in trouble. There ain't place for Leonardos anymore.

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    I'm really not connected to most of my peers, but it doesn't make me feel especially lonely or really even that alienated. When you're this way, it's good to be an introvert

    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    If you are gifted in something specific, it's very likely youll find nice like minded fellows around the university or school that teaches your specialty. If you are gifted in general... you're in trouble. There ain't place for Leonardos anymore.
    Yeah this is good advice. I'm a drummer in a pretty unserious band right now, it's a good social outlet for creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
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    "How glorious it is-and also how painful-to be an exception" Alfred DeMusset

    Two curses:

    I feel disconnected from most of my peers.

    And because of this I feel alienated and lonely, lonely, lonely.

    Gah!!!

    :sad:



    :steam:

    :sad:

    Any thoughts, opinions and, or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm sorry it feels that way for you.

    I don't know if I'm gifted, but I'd say I felt rather alienated from my peers, too. Although I didn't like them that much anyway, so that wasn't a big deal... instead, I just felt lonely once in a while (although not often since I was usually lost in books, television, video games, daydreaming, and computers) because there weren't people who thought how I did, and wanted what I wanted. Until I found the Internet, of course.

    Well, the only advice I could give (which probably won't help) is try to go to the sort of places people who share your interests would tend to congregate, and avoid (as much as possible) the kind of places where those who don't tend to. For me, this was the Internet. I'm fairly satisfied with text-based conversations so far, since I thrive on the exchange of ideas and jokes, expression of feelings, and intellectual debate, all of which can be done with words. I'm guessing Libraries would tend attract a subsection of the population similar to the Internet, for some reason.

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    I could be talking out my ass here, but I think it is important to give people who are 'not so intelligent' a chance.

    Speaking for myself, I found it very difficult to fit in (especially in high school and college) because I did not relate to anyone either. However, it was because I really was 'different'. Jocks, cheerleaders, and party freaks did not accept me because I was not cool enough. Nerds and geeks did not accept me because I was not smart enough. The cool group did not accept me because I did not dress, act, and put on makeup like they did. The loser group did not even accept me because I was too 'goody-two-shoes' (whatever the hell that means). I was a loner. Did not want to be. Was. So I made the best out of it.

    And from all these farts, I can confidently say that I probably got the furthest of all of them. Well, okay, that's not fair. Maybe they achieved what they wanted.

    What I want to say is that I do not think it is really fair that you smart guys never give us, well, let's say, above-average or average folks a chance. Shit fire, we may not be the cream of the crop, and we might have to work hard for our stuff, but we like your company just like really smart people. I don't understand why 'really gifted people' think we 'average' people have nothing to offer. Perhaps we have other things to offer that you don't have because you are so brilliant. Perhaps you should take some time to help us understand rather than looking down on us because our IQs are 30 points lower. *sigh* Just a thought....
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