intro’d to Gavin via his doc – indigo children (2016) – 23 min – found on top documentary site:
how can you tell if your child is gifted or has a disorder – Anderson Cooper
refusing meds… a stab at trying to apply a more positive label to these children..
yeah.. because we need more label (s) .. no doubt we needs something.. just not more labels.. unless we go all out – and label every curiosity.. everyday.. for 7 bn people.. that’ll do it..
3 min – *non conformity to anything.. from school… to parents.. to jobs.. that’s why many of them are out of place… **there is no label to it..
*should be all of us..
**but there is.. indigo children.. that’s the problem..
the whole notion of indigo is to change the way of the world.. in every aspect..
sounds much like crazywise ness… but again.. should be all of us..
5 min – you are an idigo.. find what makes your soul/heart sing.. and do that..
advice to everyone..
7 min – kids institutionalized/labeled with some horrible mental disease which they don’t really have
11 min – daughter needed sugar diced tea..ie: if she had a test .. it would calm her down
our measures of what we do.. all centered on assuming school is natural.. people in school is natural – even people countering it.. use it as a barometer.. that’s why they’re special..
12 min – modern pscyh: george sachs – i’m a clinical psychologist.. i specialize in adhd… key symptoms: lack of focus, inattention, procrastination, ..once you get started.. hard to maintain effort
gavin: that sounds like a lot of people i know
13 min – treatment: lists 5 plus meds..
gavin: so you believe adhd add are real things.. diagnosable.
gavin: what happens if adhd goes unchecked
eric: school failure
eric: year after year of failure compounded..leads to real/pervasive/deep shame.. recipe for depression/anxiety/drug-use/jail..
so let’s go deeper..
finding something kid can do is great.. but foregoing meds.. creates….. narcisists..
14 min – my drawing is better.. when i just don’t judge it at all..
16 min – i’m always learning from her..
we do that with everyone.. if we just listen
17 min – azure: school came much easier to me.. she had to contain her attention..
19 min – the underachievers..
issa: i don’t believe in adhd.. when i was a kid i was smart.. but bad in class.. michevious.. so they wanted to put me on ritalin and adoral… thank god my mom.. i started to research it.. i came across.. indigo… so started telling all my friends.. you’re not adhd.. you’re indigo
gavin: diagnosis indigo… is that a blanket statement.. how many of your friends are indigo
20 min – issa: everyone is indigo… because of the power of the internet.. it’s linking us up in a way that we’ve never been able to link up before.. as the indigo shift came the universal conscious…. every single living thing on the planet.. but the problem is .. we have country lines.. divided by economic class.. intelligence..color..race..culture..religion.. all these different ways that dividing us… we lose track of the connection that really keeps us together..
21 min – gavin: hearing issa talk.. most powerful vision of culture as i’ve heard in quite some time..also.. never seen so many med marijuana prescriptions in my life..
22 min – gavin: why is indigo happening now.. because people need it… *an important rebuttal to the idea that medicating anyone can solve their problems.. some people just are different.. they learn differently.. they think unconventionally.. **we’re all told we’re special.. it’s just when people are told they’re more special than others.. that the awkwardness starts to creep in..
Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientificNew Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernaturaltraits or abilities. They are sometimes also referred to as crystal children or star children. The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe and further developed by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.
Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children
much like adhd children.. no?
or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Critics view this as a way for parents to avoid considering pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect.
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