I am sitting here watching My Extreem Affliction on tv and the guy who was able to learn Icelandic in less than a week is being featured. This guy is a super genius in a more functional than rain man kind of way. However watching tonight, i learned that although being able to recite a 22,000 long number, he can not drive a car.
I posted a blog on synesthesia earlier that you can see here… https://bluepearlgirlsworld.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/the-world-of-synesthesia-quite-an-amazing-phenomenon/
The human mind is so fascinating! Yet, no matter what, we just are not evolved enough to be able to be highly functionable in all areas of thought and behavior.
(above: the real rain man Kim Peek)
We all have strengths and weaknesses. Some are more marketable than others and sometimes more socially acceptable or popular / in fashion. That doesnt mean that anyone out there has nothing to offer this world.
Find your strengths people. Find areas that they are utilized in or would be a strength. That way, you can be yourself doing something that you are good at and comes naturally. It sure makes life more enjoyable throughout the process and you never have to apologize for being who you are and what you can do. Remember… not everyone can do that quite so easily! That is your gift. Use it to help YOU!