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Struggle is the key to human ability

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Started: 1/14/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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msheahan99

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First round is for acceptance, this is a philosophy debate over whether or not struggle is the key to human ability. I as pro am arguing in favor of the resolution.
Whomp

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For many/most people, struggle or effort is required to as you stated, "do anything."

But some people have to "struggle" more than others correct?

Thereby, you can conclude that if the levels of "struggle" can vary, there is a possibility that some people do not need to struggle at all.

For example, take learning the basics of playing the piano. For some, this will be an impossible endeavor. Lack of hand-eye coordination, sausage-like short fingers, or a tin-ear are all things that make the task of learning the piano exponentially harder.

A prodigy will be able to pick up the basics with ease. Human ability, as defined by you, is the ability to do anything. Now, if the prodigy wants to be world-renowned, it will take much effort along with this natural ability.

But if we're specifying the task as "learning the basics of the piano" as the "human ability", a prodigy will not struggle.
Debate Round No. 1
msheahan99

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by msheahan99 3 years ago
msheahan99
Ability: Possession of the means or skill to do something

Thus human ability will be any one human's ability to do something.

Thus the debate states that struggle is the key for any human to doing any one thing.
Posted by Whomp 3 years ago
Whomp
What is human ability defined as?
Posted by Masonnblake 3 years ago
Masonnblake
I would so challenge you on this, but I am also "Pro".
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