Uhm, I guess I'd make of this exactly what it seems- that these people are not FEELING any alienation or loneliness. I don't understand the hostility here, did I say something offensive or was this directed at someone else? I never specified that anyone had to be Profoundly Gifted (and I don't think I specified that I even was PG) to be my friend... I just said I was searching for some generally gifted people to speak with about issues that I honestly feel pertain to my own giftedness.
I am afraid that there are a lot of hurt feelings and offended people here and this was not at all my intention in starting this thread. I really hope that I haven't made anyone feel bad or ignored in this thread... if I have, would you mind explaining what I've done? I just feel bad that I've started yet another thread that has been derailed with hurt feelings and hostility. :
I suspect the point wasn't about you. I gathered it was about the side chat with another poster. I have since had some online conversations with her and I *think* everything is really okay (at least I hope so - perhaps I scared her off).
I don't think it's derailed. I think something productive came about it. I don't think some questions that Roar makes are trying to be deliberately offensive. I think she makes counter-arguments that challenge one's perceptions, to be sure, but I think ultimately it's to offer a different perspective, perhaps something that someone hasn't been aware of. Of course, it's hard to know what someone else already knows and there are limitations to online communication.
Don't stress yourself over it. I think (and I hope I'm not overstepping here) it's these types of threads where you learn a lot more about yourself (or confirm what you already know) when you are able to see other people's experiences and how they are similar and different than your own.