I like this quote: “It takes an effort to live up to expectations, especially the ones that do not fit you.”
It’s by Willem Kuipers. I met Willem in Boulder recently while he was visiting the USA from his home in the Netherlands. He spoke to the IB students at Fairview High School, the school where I’m the Talented and Gifted Advisor. He also attended Linda Silverman’s international symposium on adult giftedness in Boulder.
Kuipers refers to gifted people slightly differently but rather accurately: “XIP: eXtra Intelligent People.” Check his web site here.
I look forward to reading his book Enjoying The Gift Of Being Uncommon. It’s hard to find in the USA (coming soon) – currently available from Europe here.