Turing books: Indigo Children

Turing, adj. Mindless, stupid. "I've seldom heard such a turing lecture." "You have to take a lot of turing tests to get into college." Hence turing machine, n. a machine.

-The Philosophical Lexicon

My weekly pilgrimage to Barnes & Noble yielded a few brilliantly stupid books, which have merited their own tag for my blog.

The first of these books was The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigo Children.

If you're wondering what the hell Indigo Children are, and are too goddamn lazy to Wiki it, I guess I'll just have to steal the definition from indigochild.com:
  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
  • They have a feeling of "deserving to be here," and are surprised when others don't share that.
  • Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents "who they are."
  • They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
  • They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
  • They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought.
  • They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (nonconforming to any system).
  • They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
  • They will not respond to "guilt" discipline ("Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did").
  • They are not shy in letting you know what they need.
Or, more simply,
  • They are perfectly normal children.