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Are people born with talent: an innate ability to perform, or is talent obtained

  1. KrasMackin profile image73
    KrasMackinposted 4 years ago

    Are people born with talent: an innate ability to perform, or is talent obtained through experience?

  2. Faithful Daughter profile image85
    Faithful Daughterposted 4 years ago

    I believe some people are born with talent and some people are inspired and encouraged, then develop a talent.

    I was reared in a home were art (drawing and painting) was not practiced by any of my family members, yet I developed an interest in drawing, then painting. Then my son followed in my foot steps. At an early age, he immediately showed a talent for my same interests. However, we had to put that ability to practice daily in order to excel.

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      Rayne123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer I agree

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    Rayne123posted 4 years ago

    I believe we are all born with special gifts
    I believe they are recognized early in life; however to excel we must enhance our gift.

    Sure we can learn to dance or paint or draw or do whatever we like but it's not the same
    A performer knows at a very early age the love for it.
    Our talents are always recognized
    Great question
    Blessings and merry Christmas

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I do believe that talent is something one is born with. I could practice the piano every day and be good enough to perform a concert, but that doesn't mean I'll ever be as good as the greats; the musicians who can move people to tears effortlessly.

    I see this constantly as a writer. There are certain books that are so well written that it makes me question whether or not the writer was human. And then there are writers who are good, but their books just don't have that something extra that makes a series explode. So, it can be frustrating to work hard to be good at something, only to have someone blaze past you without even trying. But that's life, and it doesn't mean that what you're doing isn't worthwhile or inferior.