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Who on ATS has a talent, what is it & where does talent come from?

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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I'm so upset that I personally can't paint or draw (do rudimentary stick figures count?) I can't play any musical instrument to save my life and other things I suck at too.

It got me thinking about some people I know who can do the above like play piano or paint or draw with the min. of lessons. Its almost like they have a talent gene I'm missing...

So WHERE does talent come from ATS? Is it a dormant gene? Did aliens or God give some talent and others not?

Anyway ridicules notions and speculations are welcome (inside knowledge welcome too) and also don't forget to mention your talent so I can be even more jealous and impressed especially by musicians and artists. Don't forget to include if you had to work hard for your talent or if you were born with it. May be there is a conspiracy here?

Cheers.




posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND

I believe in reincarnation. Perhaps talent is just lifetimes of practice. Just my thought



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND the beauty of talent is that you can't teach it. If you could teach talent, talent wouldn't be appreciated as it is. It's just something people are born with. I would love to be a talented musician, but I'm certainly no or a talented football/soccer player. It must be great to be a talented individual, more desirable than any wealth one could ask for, you can't pay for talent it's priceless


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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND

It's called practice and dedication.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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I believe everyone has a talent. Some potential to excel in one field or another . It is realizing the field or the nature of the talent that is the problem. It does not have to be in the arts. It could be electrical engineering , farming , computers , you name it. The talent will lie dormant until it is realized and awakened.
Just my opinion..



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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I believe anyone can learn anything, save for a few outliers but they don't count.

It's more of how willing are you to learn, and are you going to be passionate about it, or are you doing it for superficial reasons?



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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I think it will be hard for many people to profess their talents due to modesty or fear of rejection. Sometimes, like in art, music, etc, talent is subjective. How do you gauge it. Anyone with two hands and a functioning brain, and some without, can learn to draw or play an instrument. It's about putting in the hours and having the necessary attention span/memory retention.

As for prodigies, they're truly few and far between and likely have a perfect storm of attributes, like specific parenting, large attention span, obsessive behaviour, etc. Other prodigies are actually savants, which is something else entirely.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

The 10,000 hr rule


I only need about 8,480 more hours

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

You're 20% talented!



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Only forever to go!



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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Everyone can paint or draw, is a skill learned as any other.
If you really want to I suggest reading "The new Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". I have no link but I imagine is not hard to find on Amazon.
You will be drawing in no time.
I personally can't get a tune right if my life would depend on it. But I draw and paint since I remember myself, so I'm content with what I got.
I guess we are born with some things. Yet talent is never enough, there is a lot of hard work needed if you really want to succeed.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND

EVERYONE has talent. EVERYONE has gifts.
and you can always learn to be pretty good at something, even if you're not naturally gifted, through (as others have said) practice. The first step is realizing that you have worth--and then the desire to share that worth with others. No, you might not be a famous artist or whatever, but fame isn't always due to talent.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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Pure talent is nature rather than nurture but you can get to a very good level of something through dedication and hard work. When someone has a talent in something, it comes natural to them like a 2nd nature.
I know from experience as I was fortunate enough to find my talent when I was very young and it's now my career.

i do believe everyone has one it's just finding it.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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My talent is writing. I don't know where it came from. It's just something I can do.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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Spatial and chromatic intelligence is where a lot of folks get artistic talent. Add in to that hand eye coordination and an ability to think in the abstract. Women will tend to have better chromatic IQ based on basic genetics. Woman also can also, in extremely rare circumstances, be born as tetrachromatics (they can identify colors between green and blue that the rest of us cannot discern).

Musical talent...no such thing. Sure, some folks are more talented than others. But it really boils down to putting in the work to get the results.

If you can't draw really well, but still have chromatic intelligence, you could try photoshop as an artistic outlet. I do...and it works reaonably well for me. Again, like music, it takes work to figure out how to "play" the program. I also use Microsoft Excel as an artistic outlet. But that has taken me 15 or so years of daily/constant use to develop the skill to do what I do, and deploy the tool artistically.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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I have the unique talent of messing up everything good in my life. Trying to "unlearn" that though.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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I enjoy writing sometimes. But I don't have talent. So I guess not what you're looking for. I agree with tinner07. Nice to have someone who shares talents.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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The only talent that I can claim to do better than many folk is voice acting.

It's something you can't really teach. If someone asked me how I do my bane I'd probably say 'think of Sean Connery in a mask' and it'sh not ash eashy ash it looksh.

Every talent I have learned was through self tuition and it's rewarding when your effort and practice finally pays off.


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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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There is talent and TALENT.

I play guitar rather well and sing rather well. Yet there are multi people who can do this rather well. I play the guitar for fun. I have practised it for thirty years. Hard won, time served patience and managing to keep the interest going even through the rough patches. Not having children, too, because you can give a lot more time to creativity. Ask mothers about that, what some of them had to give up once the child came along, dads, too.

However some people excel and have something new, refreshing and original to offer. That is only a small battle. The big battle is getting a break. Only people who's Daddy has contacts and a bit of power get this kind of break these days. It never used to be like that as much. There was still a small chance of making it on talent alone, but not any more. No room at the Inn for that. That is why generally we have a lot of useless actors and pop stars who are quite frankly really amateur and crap. The list of talentless "famous" people is endless. It was who Daddy knew or who Daddy is, be sure of that this is how they scored the big time.

EDIT: Oops, I forgot to mention. There is also another way to "Make it". Both young men and women have done it. You would be surprised how many famous guys got their break as very young good looking men bending over and touching their toes.
You know what Hollywood is like! I reckon a huge percentage of the girls who get acting breaks had to do some porn first or sleep with the guy who can get things done or one of his pals. If your daddy is a Mafia "made man" like M's you don't have to do things like that. Daddy knows just the right thing to say.

Sorry to be honest and candid. Better to be totally truthful about this though.
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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I'm generally lucky, as I excel in most things without a ton of effort (although, apparently, what I consider "without a ton of effort" equates to a lot of effort according to people on the outside looking in)--but, yeah, I'm what most would consider a jack of all trades with a great eye for detail.

That said, I can also draw, and it's probably one of my talents that most people covet because, to them, it seems like something awesome that doesn't take much effort (although it really does to get things to my standard).

Honestly, though, I'm much better equipped to have lived in, say, the renaissance period, where doing things by hand mattered, and intelligence was appreciated and often coveted.

My avatar is a self-portrait, scanned and multiplied over a green vignette.

Here is a thread I started a while back with a few of my drawings in it. It's not much, but a decent representation of what I can do, I guess.

And like others have said, everyone has talent, some just have to spend more time fostering it than others.



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