Sensitive, Misfit, Gifted: The Modern Tragedy of Western Pathology

In western culture; we make a habit of pathologizing individuals who don’t fit the mold. Those of us, who have never been able to fit the norm, have often bared the brunt of criticism and backlash for being unable to subscribe to the status quo. We’ve been medicated, misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and have baffled modern medicine and education. We became used to hiding our gifts or brilliance, for fear of standing out more. The majority of us struggled to exist in a world that couldn’t understand or support us. If we were extremely lucky, we might have had families that nurtured our individuality, and fought for our right to belong in the world. We might have even found ways to channel … Read More