I had no idea

I guess I should have suspected that the term “indigo child” comes from synaesthesia. The truth is that mystical new age stuff is one of those areas of life, like sport, religion and Hollywood gossip, which I do my very best to ignore, and that’s probably why I’d never given it a single thought.

Are the indigo children really so fascinating or are they just spoiled brats? It’s those beige adults that I wonder about, people like Jean and John. What makes them so special and successful, and why are they so beige in colour and also in behaviour? Does society reward beigeness, or are they exceptional or radical in disguise? Are they as happy with being beige as the seem to be, or do they secretly long to be scarlet or even indigo? Were they indigo when they were kids and changed colour, like birds who drop their old feathers and old colouration?

Wikipedia contributors, ‘Indigo children’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 February 2014, 10:58 UTC, [accessed 18 February 2014]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Indigo_children&oldid=594190630

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