“Indigo children” are an invention of something natural by popular culture.
Amongst the relics of the hippie era is the idea of the “indigo child”. The idea goes that we have entered the dawn of a new era, called Aquarius, and a bunch of children have been born to save the human race from themselves. These children evidently have special powers and skills that they use to bring about this great transformation.
Any child that shows an exceptional gift, offers an “amazing” insight, or comes up with an invention or idea that catches the imagination of the media are labeled by some as “indigo children”. Jumping on the bandwagon are parents with children with aspergers, autism, and invented conditions like ADHD, who would rather paint their children as little godlings than to accept the painful reality they may suffer a less glamorous disability.
These children are often paraded around in the media that borders on the mentality of a freak show, where the rest of humanity are forced to see these children as freakish rather than just “normal” kids with talent and/or disability.
I, who would probably have been dumped amongst these “indigos”, neither devalue or worship these types of children. Rather, I offer a suggestion that they should be treated as like any other child, but with certain traits that make them exceptional, rather than to reduce them to praiseworthy freaks.
These “indigos” have always existed, in the same equivalent numbers to the world population. In Celtic society they would have joined the philosopher class called Druids, and in Greece they would have been amongst the same names as Plato and Aristotle. Because of their traits these children will trail blaze new ways of thinking in humanity, but they have always existed and are a natural part of humanity.