Some of the many faces and displays of Usain Bolt's Energy, Vitality and Restless charm.Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica in 1986.As a child,
he loved sport. He played cricket and football.
He started running and winning races in primary
THANK GOODNESS HE WAS KEPT AWAY FROM BEHAVIOUR CHECKLISTS AND THE PEOPLE USING THEM AS THEY COULD EASILY HAVE 'FITTED HIM UP' AS HAVING ADHD OR THE INCREASING PLETHORA OF PROPOSED 'CATCH ALL' CATEGORIES IN DSM-5 DUE TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2013.
Just imagine what a loss that would have been to the world, to have potentially suppressed the genius that is Usain Bolt with diagoses and consequent medications. Instead his energies were channelled approriately as many children need the opportunity to do.
Sadly though there are other "bright stars, full of life, fast lane, and ebullient" children as reported by headteachers who do not manage to avoid the attentions of the 'checklist diagnosticians.' Many child psychologists know of cases where such children became "a shadow of their former selves" in the words of their teachers and displayed a range of unacceptable Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) or side -effects such as tremors, depression, becoming 'zombies,' poor sleep, weight loss, increased anxiety, heart irregularities including, in thankfully rare cases, sudden death.
LET'S AS A SOCIETY CHOSE NOT TO SUPPRESS AND KILL OFF THE UNIQUE AND WONDROUS SPARK OF INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVE ENERGY THAT TYPIFIES SO MANY OF OUR SUPERSTAR CHILDREN AND PERHAPS A HOST OF BOLTS WILL FLASH INCADESCENTLY FROM THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS THAT SOMETIMES CAN'T COPE WITH THEIR BRILLIANCE AND VITALITY OF SPIRIT.
LET'S FIND ALTERNATIVE AND CREATIVE ROUTES FOR CHANNELING THEIR DEMANDING 'LIFE FORCES' IN EQUALLY PRODUCTIVE WAYS AS USAIN BOLT HAS UNDOUBTEDLY DONE.