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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 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
Don't forget to include if you had to work hard for your talent or if you were born with it.


Cooking. And it was years of training and practice.




posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
My talent is writing. I don't know where it came from. It's just something I can do.


Shouldn't it be:

"My talent is writing; I don't know where it came from, but it's just something that I can do?"




posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Stylistically, it could be done either way. Neither is technically incorrect.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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I was physically gifted.

I also have knack with fish. Give me two and water and I tend be able to make more of them given some time and access to research. My grandmother was a green thumb, and I seem to have inherited that knack translated to fish.

I think there are two realms: natural talent and what we learn. Anyone can sit down and practice and learn and gain facility doing that, but then there are the folks who have the actual knack. Raw talent will defeat a lack of talent, but lack of talent + training can surpass raw talent on its own. However, raw talent + training is the gold standard.

Put another way, does anyone here think that if we only trained hard enough we could step out of the court with LeBron James and expect to win? Or that we could paint as well as Picasso or da Vinci? I doubt it. Those people married the dual threats of training and talent together. It doesn't happen often, but you know it when it happens.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
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I also have knack with fish. Give me two and water and I tend be able to make more of them...


Jesus? Is that you?



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:10 PM
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I have the ability to read people. Countless hours spent at the holdem able is now paying off!



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND

It's called practice and dedication.

This ^^
OP sounds like a quitter



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND

I'm a pretty big guy. Married. blah, blah blah.

But my secret talent?

I absolutely love to paint in watercolor. Don't know if I'm any good. My wife frames all my stuff and hangs it up.

It relaxes me.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ketsuko
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I also have knack with fish. Give me two and water and I tend be able to make more of them...


Jesus? Is that you?


Why, yes ...

No, sadly.

And I have never put those talents to work in aquaculture. Only in the home aquarium. Husband hates it. One tank becomes many more when you point to all those sad little fry who need new homes ...



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
Build a house where the walls are the aquarium. Problem solved. Hubby would probably still hate it though but it would be cool.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You should read up on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Michael Jordan/Lebron James are examples of genius level physiological intelligence. I saw a guy my senior year in high school that was the QB for a nearby high school. Wasn't a real big guy, maybe 6' tall, 190lbs. Was a solid QB, though. I saw him at a track meet throwing shot put. Did a double take, as QB's usually don't do shotput in track.

Sure enough, he won the track meet, and ended up getting 5th at state, against guys who were far, far bigger and stronger. The reason: he was able to use the muscles in the right order to make a "whip" like movement as he turned to heft the shotput. It was all about executing muscle memory in a very strict way that maximized the physics of the human form. Its the same with discus (which he also excelled at).

Another good example would be Spud Webb, who at just under 5' 9" was able to dunk a basketball in a very, very big way.

Other types of intelligence would be things like spatial intelligence (an ability to determine objects position in the free space around you), geophysical intelligence (never forget where something is), linguistic intelligence (people who can speak several languages, for instance), etc, etc.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

One tank becomes many more when you point to all those sad little fry who need new homes ...


As a former chef I can help you with that problem. Just plump them up and send them my way.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND



what is it & where does talent come from?


10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain, and that`s where talent comes from


CX

posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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If you feel you don't have a talent, then you are in a great place to start.

You can pick anything you want, something you really enjoy or are interested in. Find out how others learnt that talent and do the same.

As they say, you become a master of what you focus on. Theres a reason you can tie your shoelaces without even thinking about ot....you've done it every day of your life.


Agree with most comments here though, it's patience and practice. I enjoy writing, penmanship, that kind of thing. I was taught at the age of 8 and have kept up my love of the pen ever since. The hours of going over and over the same lines mean that i can now write nicely.

Same with guitar, i'm not brilliant, but four years ago i didn't have a musical bone in my body. Thanks to Youtube beginer lessons, i can now play pretty well. Pick it up often, don't be afraid to fail, make mistakes, but practice often.

So what do you love? What would you love to be able to do if you had no limits?

CX.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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This question has been the bane of my existence. I would give anything to find something that I am not only good at but enjoy as well.

Since I was a little kid, I put hours and hours of practice into many things, a lack of improvement, only led to frustration and tears.

I would love to be able to draw, but my hand-eye coordination is horrid. I can't even trace something, I can't draw a straight line, even when I am tracing a straight line.

I spent hundreds of hours practicing the piano as a kid. My grandmother had a natural knack for it and taught me. She would get extremely upset that her piano students who spent less time practicing than I did would surpass me.
bigfatfurrytexan, I have to disagree with you, there is musical talent. My son had his great grandmother's gift for the piano. What took me years to learn, he mastered within a few days of sitting down in front of a piano for the first time.

I just want to know how to discover how to discover what you are good at. People say, "what do you enjoy doing?" Well, I am still looking for the answer to that question. I feel like I am just passing time in life, waiting for the answer.

I am not good at writing, I just killed another houseplant, I not only have sports, but I am not good at them. Never could it a ball in baseball or skate in anything but a straight line.I spent months trying to learn photoshop, but hand-eye coordination was a problem there too. I have spent hundreds of hours trying to learn to sew, even took classes.

To be honest, I have tears in my eyes right now, because I have this massive whole in my heart that needs to be filled by doing something I love. I carve it with every fiber of my being, but I don't know what it is.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: calstorm

Have you tried singing? Or listening, you know at radio frequencies? Or smelling like that guy in film Parfume who could tell what ingredients have been used? Usually people who have sight problems have other senses enhanced.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: calstorm

Try photography or film making. Record what you see. You will be amazed.

You don't need a lot of high tech gear either. Your phone will do.

Take an acting class and star in your own films.

Production classes are available at your local Cable access and usually free....www.freepress.net...


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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Op3nM1nd3d

Can't sing to save my life. I have had voice lessons to try and improve my voice, I gave up after a year, to save the teacher's ears. I have taken a lot of lessons in many different things.

My ability to smell is fairly average I am guessing. My sight is fine, it's my hand-eye coordination that is off. My awareness of where my hands and feet are is one of my big problems. They are always slightly off. not sure what you mean by listening to radio frequencies.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: calstorm

I meant that you have golden ears. It was thought to be a myth but some new studies suggest that it could be real and has to do with specific genes GATA2 and PCDH7. You could be picking up much higher frequencies than the rest of us...
I mean there has to be something you have...

en.wikipedia.org...
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Op3nM1nd3d
Interesting, something to look at for sure.



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