The Problem of Attention, Part One: Total Absorption

When a bright child stares out the window rather than listening to the teacher, there may be good reason for this. What looks like inattention may well be inwardly-directed focus as intense as any we could hope for.

This child probably has reason to be absorbed: a good idea, an interesting question, or a sudden insight can silence external voices, which explains the problems and misunderstandings caused by an inquiring mind.


About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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