JOHN POWELL – Main Titles: Bourne Identity
Edward Chang Choreography (Edward Chang)
When I tell people that I am a gifted learner they think that it means I am privileged.
People often think that I am smart. However, being too smart can result in problems in other areas.
Gifted learning is a learning disability.
Having gifted learning is like watching everything in slow motion, while the world is still going the same speed.
For me, I am processing thousands of details that no one would notice.
It is like that one scene from the first Spider Man with the fly buzzing around when a bully is about to punch Tobey Maguire, except that I don’t get to have superhuman reflexes.
It can hinder learning quite significantly because you are always playing catch up, but at the same time you are able to process more information. This means that I am often smarter than my teachers, but am super slow learning material.
It makes it hard not just in the classroom, but in making friends as well.
This is one of the reasons gifted learning is most often misdiagnosed as autism or ADHD.
We just don’t think like a normal person does. We can overthink like crazy.
You can ask what color the sky is and I would ask you a bunch of questions.
Where in the world is it? How polluted is the area? What time of day is it?
Basically, I want to know the chemical composition and level of light of the region to determine the color range.
To me, the question isn’t simple. It is complicated.
This piece represents some of the feelings I go through every day as a gifted learner.