The Paradox Of Unintelligent Brainiacs

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Pablo Picasso Leonardo da Vinci Albert Einstein Walt Disney All these greats had one thing in common: they had a not-so-pleasant childhood, especially with their schoolwork. Their early childhood was tough because they were seen as dull-brained and not capable of achieving much in life, much less accomplishing anything great. Well, they shocked the world and disappointed everyone that didn't believe in them. Picasso’s art pieces are still setting standards centuries later. Besides his incredible paintings, Da Vinci's invention blueprints are still astounding scientists today, how he designed the blueprint for the airplane 400 years before its invention is nothing short of a miracle. Of course, you know about Albert Einstein who is regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. His theory of relativity and gravitation remains the compass for scientists and inventors to this day. Last but not least is the amazing Walt Disney. If you haven't heard of this great man then surely you've heard of Disneyland. The world has him to thank for the invention of animation. By the way, have you noticed how kids get so fascinated with cartoons? It's the easiest way to get anything across to them. How Walt figured it out still puzzles generations afterward. You're probably wondering what I'm rambling on about, so let me cut to the chase. These geniuses mentioned above were all dyslexic. In layman's s terms, they had difficulty with learning and therefore found it difficult to read or write when their mates all could. They were kids with special needs, they were not stupid; they only learned things differently. Now, what about that child of yours or ward that you rain insults on for not meeting your expectations, for performing poorly in class, or for just failing to pass? Wait a minute, what if that child is just dyslexic? What if you've just been unfair to the innocent child who is not responsible for his/her neurological condition. Behind this seemingly insurmountable learning disability is a genius waiting to be revealed. Tend and water them with affection and patient correction, sooner or later they would bloom and wow the world. Every child is gifted in a very special way. Find it and harness it. Don't try to fit in if you can stand out.

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