Self Help books are written… to help you, right? You feel “not enough” this (happy, fast, effective) or “too much that” (sad, angry, etc). Well, these are done to hold you hand, give you knacks maybe, show possible paths…
I love some of them, a special category, when they attack the problem the oblique way. They tell you to wait, or to stop paying attention, or make you think about the real importance of being always “happy” (well, the contrary of the others, right?).
There are many self-help books about how… you feel different. I explored a little this area, and found three possible ways around gifted people.
(In fact, if you were really a brainiac, it’s another thing. I want to talk about this common feeling of being “slightly different”).
You can feel :
- Gifted. You’re just faster, knowledge hungry, you’re a thinker, etc…
- You think too much. You notice everything, you’re focused. You love words.
- You think different. Globally, in the oblique way.
Hey, well, yes : I KNOW you’re not “this OR that”. It’s about shades.
Imagine a orthogonal spatial system of axes. X is the gifted one. Y is the “think too much”. Z is “think differently”. And you’re somewhere in this mess, little human being!
Most of these books tell you this : you have the right to be like this. So there! And of course that you have to know yourself, to know how you operate, included “with others”. More : they have to make you understand that you must not try to tame it. Use it. Use it!
You know you’re a mess, and a pain in the neck when you’re in a group, with your “questions”.
Socrates said “Know Thyself!”. Wasn’t he right?
Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!