From Latin prodigium, prodigy is a special or weird thing , a strange event that exceeds the limits of nature or one person what's wrong with it extraordinary qualities . For example: “The climatic conditions of this place are a prodigy that we have to take advantage of”, “A child prodigy of only ten years has been accepted in the university for his high IQ”, "This boy is a prodigy: he already has four titles and has not yet turned twenty".
The consideration of the prodigious depends on the culture and of the subjectivity of each person. What can be wonderful (out of the ordinary) for one subject can be habitual or frequent for another. For a man From an aboriginal tribe who has spent his entire life in the middle of the jungle, watching a plane fly is a wonder, while the same is common for someone living in a big city.
Throughout history, many natural phenomena were considered prodigies and magical explanations were sought. The earthquakes , the eclipses , the sightings of meteorites and the Ray or lightning bolts They are some of them, which then stopped being taken as wonders since the human being was able to understand them through science and reason.
It is known as infant prodigy who dominates some art or science at an early age The ability of these children can be compared with that of adults, the extraordinary being the young age of the prodigy.
Music, chess and mathematics are some of the disciplines where the cases of prodigy children often transcend. Many times, these exceptional individuals maintain their condition out of the ordinary in adulthood and become true geniuses left in the history, as Jorge Luis Borges (who wrote his first story at age seven) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (able to read and compose music, play the violin and harpsichord at age six).
While the term itself prodigy indicates that you are characteristics they are not common in a child, there are many people with extraordinary abilities that they become known. The first reason may be the relationship they have with their elders, with those who are responsible for their upbringing; Parents who spend little time with their children often ignore much of their concerns and virtues, and in these cases the chances of development are less.
In addition to the lack of contact with their parents or guardians, a precarious economic situation and the absence of resources and intellectual stimuli they may be another reason why a potential child prodigy ends up wasting his gifts. If a Mozart is born in an environment of poverty and without access to musical instruments or education that shows the world outside the limits of his life, he probably never discovers who he could have been if he had received the tools adequate.
However, some studies show that these individuals have a much more restless attitude than their environment, that they live in a more intense and perceptive way than their parents and siblings, which can be understood as a sign that something is not going well, as if a part of them would like to externalize that something is missing in their lives To reach fullness.
This may represent salvation for those children who receive the necessary attention, who come across a person capable of helping them, of providing them with the resources to develop their skills. But the most normal thing is that frustrated virtuosity becomes resentment and it is channeled in the form of a constant rebellion, at first sight unjustified. In other words, many potential prodigy children become criminals or beings conflicting for not being born in the right family.