Thursday, January 17, 2008

Let's Hear it for Quirky

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

I caught this the other day online and just had to save it. Words of wisdom from Eileen:

"There are certainly many behaviors and characteristics that we all have that are "quirky", and only become problematic when they really interfere with daily functioning. Some people count, some people have some 'magical" thinking - but as long as you can still get out of the house, in a reasonable amount of time, and not act out your quirkiness too much, it's just another of God's alternatives. The problem comes from people wanting homogeneity - especially in schools. Everyone needs to learn the same thing, at the same time, at the same rate, in the same way, even though so many in the fields of intelligence and creativity have shown that we don't all experience the world in the same way - we all have strengths and weaknesses."

(I'm smiling because fortunately for me, I don't have to get out of the house everyday, at least not to get to work.)

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