Science talks about genetic lottery... haves and have nots, lucky and unlucky.
The truth is both simpler and more complicated.
Human DNA has capacities encoded, but they are either turned on or not. And even capacities that are turned of, may be used, or not used.
The kids in studies who are good at reading but not good at math are dealing not with a reading gene and a math gene missing, instead they deal with something less simplistic than that.
There is no reading gene and there is no math gene. On the other hand, there are 160 genes that lie underneath all the clever feats a child or adult can perform to scientists' amazement. Sarcasm intended.
So, let's take an example: you got a kid who is good at reading... but isn't good at math. I say, that the capacity that is definitely missing is humility: the capacity to say: I am incompetent, I don't know anything: teach me.
Why? Isn't saying "I am incompetent" going to keep me stunted? No, the opposite is true. What keeps you stunted is what you have decided is true about you and about the world.
When your earlier decision was: I am not good at math... you'll not even try. You already know that you won't be able to get it.
The holidays quickly approaching, this is a very timely topic to deal with: the sarcasm, or sarcastic remarks of the people you meet: instead of holiday cheer, love etc. you need to deal with poison coming through sarcasm. How do you do it? This article will help to look at it differently and save yourself from grief.
I hope you are well.
I'm wondering if you could help me to clarify something?
I'm trying to understand sarcasm.
The Irish people are generally quite sarcastic, it's called 'slagging' here. I think, in general, one is supposed to be able to laugh at himself or answer back in similar manner.