Learning from talented Stevie Wonder - Inspirational Success Story
Q&A inspired Hub
This hub was made to answer the question asked by Gmaoli in the Q&A area 1/16/2012
A- Below is my initial response & direct answer.
"I think it's a combination of both, since god has given some people some obvious advantages, as well as disadvantages in many ways at birth."
Can talent be determined from ones birth?
Say for instance someone who's looking to become an NBA superstar, of course he or she must work hard at learning such a sport, that demand great physical abilities & overall talent.
They will also have to have a physical make up, that fulfills the basic requirements, for rigorous game play in any particular position on the basketball court, this goes the same for anything in life.
Is it a Biological advantage or disadvantage that determines talent
It's scientifically proven that those born at a physically disadvantaged standpoint, will tend to have a much more difficult time if not any chance, in finding ones talent in certain things, but it isn't impossible.
My next example would be the potential likeliness of someone being born lacking the key ingredients to sense the world around them, such as blindness, and the sense of sight.
Let's use the story of Stevie Wonder, to prove such a point.
Another Example -
Many countless examples can stem from the focus of trying to discover where talent derives from. Proof of talent being something one must work on is present in many success stories we all know of today.
By looking much deeper into the lives of those individuals, who appear to fall into the disadvantaged position of sorts from birth.
It can help us all to see even more clearly, that a biological advantage or disadvantage isn't necessarily the top limiting agent, or reason for talent developing, whether its first being discovered in a person or not.
On the field of life a person must strive hard to achieve, and its only getting tougher, talented or not, & competition is fierce
One person who found his talent, under struggles of extreme physical adversity
Stevie wasn't born blind though, but he did have some sort of inherent birth defect that would eventually lead him to blindness, some years shortly after his birth.
Amazingly, Stevie Wonder turned out in his life, to be a famous musician, song writer, pianist, vocalist, music producer, entrepreneur, and quite the renaissance man of his times. The "Wonder", part was his stage name, and a huge factor in his fame & overall stardom all these years.
How did such a thing Occur?
The question I pose to many people reading this hub, is that if he never went blind do you think he would have even discovered his talent for singing.
As puzzling as it may seem, he might of even become a super athlete of some sort, and maybe even an NBA legend, if he didn't become blind.
Its pretty obvious that the song artist Stevie Wonder, had somehow discovered that he could sing, but I think it took him a great deal of stumbling first. He went through many differing phases of life depressions, addictions, hard ships, and harsh moments prior to him finding such a talent, as well as eventual outstanding success in life.
He also discovered his talent by pure chanced opportunity, when he had landed a job as a pianist first. Prior to that experience someone had helped him learn to play the piano keys, & out of his pure curiosity. He was in love with sounds, because his ears became his tuning fork sort of speak and guiding light. So some times it takes a miraculous connecting moment of sorts, to bring fourth such tremendous change of development of a hidden talent.