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  • Talent is developed through learning.

    You learn things by being taught. You aren't born a superstar, obviously. You have to learn a sport or an instrument in order to become talented at that particular activity. If talent were inborn, people would be able to do a particular activity right out of the womb. However, since babies clearly can't do certain activities, it is obvious that talent is learned.

  • It could go both ways...

    Yes, some could say that talent is inborn and skill is taught, but in all reality, nothing but inherit goodness is inborn. We are literally born with no knowledge whatsoever, so it is physically impossible for it to be inborn. Yes, some might have physical advantages over it, but that doesn't mean that being good at something was born in to them.

  • Talent is taught...

    Generating musical ideas, painting and drawing (and art in general), persuasion and speaking a convincing argument... these are what we consider as talents or skills. I think it is not possible to acquire these sorts of skills during the baby's development in the uterus, rather, they are acquired once the child learns how to interact with people and objects in the outside environment.

  • Talent is a learned skill.

    If talent is inborn, then almost nothing we do comes from talent.

    While you may argue that not all of us can paint like Michelangelo or compose like Bach, neither of them started out creating masterpieces either. Anybody can learn to move their fingers over a piano correctly or paint a realistic picture of something they see--it just takes years of arduous practice. Vladimir Horowitz didn't start out playing Liszt the first time he sat at a piano. Most of the time, when people say "I can't paint" or "I can't play piano" it means "I can't paint like a professional artist" or "I can't play like a professional musician" when all they really require is practice and a teacher. The "Asian-Americans are smart" stereotype is somewhat true--Asian-Americans statistically perform better in school and have better educational success. But does that mean that Asian-Americans as a race are smarter than everybody else? No. It just means they work harder. Anyone can learn to do math or play violin.

    For example, with music, not many people realize how much work is put into it. Most big-name concert pianists will play 5-6 hours a day (at least) to develop their skills. It's not like they have some amazing magical ability to make them better than everyone else. Talent has to be learned.

  • It's not like back when Eminem was 13 he could rap the way he can today.

    It's ridiculous that people think talent is natural or something to be born with. Eminem said that when he released his debut album "Infinite" in 1996 he was disliked a lot in Detroit by many people because he was white and people told him to go play rock n roll. His album also failed to make it onto local Detroit radio stations and his rapping was seen as "too similar to AZ and Nas". Then in 1997, he kept rapping, kept practicing and came up with his own flow with "The Slim Shady EP" and this led to him doing very well at the Rap Olympics and being signed by Dr. Dre. If Eminem was still the way he was in 1996, he probably would still be on Web Entertainment. Moreover, this guy on YouTube named Anthony Vincent (Ten Second Songs) said that his vocals strongly improved and got him to sing very well and sing in the styles of many people because of Ken's Vocal Academy, a channel on YouTube which teaches how to sing in all sorts of ways and sing in the styles of people such as Kurt Cobain, Bruce Dickinson, etc. Anthony said his vocals wouldn't be the way they are today and he wouldn't be able to make the videos he got big on YouTube if it wasn't for Ken's Vocal Academy. Additionally, talent can't be in someone's genes because then that's like saying that if I pick up the guitar at age 10 and try to play a super fast, technical solo I'll be able to do it without practicing or guitar training and people are probably going to assume that about Slash or someone like him because of how good they are at guitar today. I'm pretty sure when Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, etc picked up the guitar and started playing they weren't able to do all the things they could do on guitar as they got into a band. Being able to play instruments comes from practicing and training. Karate comes from training. Being able to bench 1,000 pounds comes from constant exercising. It's not like someone who doesn't work out could bench 1,000 pounds when they first tried. Think about it, everyone!

  • Talent is learned

    Have you ever knew how to do a back flip or swim right that moment when you were born. No, no talent is inborn. Talents are taught, learned or practiced. Such as soccer, you have to be taught to play soccer its not in a 1,2,3 you learn. So if you want to do anything you first have to be taught.

  • Talent is frequently mistaken for dedication & hard work; it can't be taught anymore than water can be burned.

    I feel like those who work smarter and harder than others, SEEM more talented that others in our judgmental eyes. In my opinion, talent is relative measure of hard work; be it in school, as a musician or a race car driver. No one is born with perfect hand eye coordination, but can improve it to help become a better (more "talented") surgeon than someone else. Whether you're looking for a job or auditioning on American Idol, don't mistake hard work for talent.

    By teaching children Einstein was "naturally talented", we tend to discourage them to not pursue science; misleading them into thinking that if they get a C they'll never be as good in science than someone who worked harder for that A grade. Similarly many girls falsely go through school believing they're "not good at math" , even though all they needed was a better teacher & personal attention to help develop that "talent". Researchers, like Einstein, study one specific subject (their field) really well by the time they reach grad school. Then, once they learn everything there is to know about that specific branch of their field...They use the scientific method to pursue new theories, coin new terms and discover new equations to describe natural phenomenon. That's what Einstein did...That's what every person does when they think outside the box become creative. But you can't think OUTSIDE the box without learning the LIMITATIONS of the box: that's what you learn in school or as an apprentice. Unless you're the minority that discovers calculus on your own, you need to know what's been done before you so you can try out your own new ideas & be creative.

    Talent can't be taught because I believe it's a measure of hard work, and the ability to work hard isn't genetic nor present at birth. You simply LEARN to work hard & seek advice to help you improve yourself. Thankfully, today we live in an interconnected age where there's no shortage of kind people selflessly giving everyone advice for free on the Internet with their tutorials, how to's etc. These generously kind people who donate their time & wisdom for us all, I believe, can help us all redefine one of the most abused words: talent.

  • Talent can't be taught though it's not inborn & instead is frequently mistaken for dedication & hard work.

    ...Those who work smarter and harder than others, SEEM more talented that others in our judgmental eyes. Talent is relative measure of hard work; be it in school, as a musician or a race car driver. No one is born with perfect hand eye coordination, but can improve it to help become a better (more "talented") surgeon than someone else. Whether you're looking for a job or auditioning on American Idol, don't mistake hard work for talent. By teaching children Einstein was "naturally talented", we tend to discourage them to not pursue science; misleading them into thinking that if they get a C they'll never be as good in science than someone who worked harder for that A grade. Similarly many girls falsely go through school believing they're "not good at math" , even though all they needed was a better teacher & personal attention to help develop that "talent". Researchers, like Einstein, study one specific subject (their field) really well by the time they reach grad school. Then, once they learn everything there is to know about that specific branch of their field...They use the scientific method to pursue new theories, coin new terms and discover new equations to describe natural phenomenon. That's what Einstein did...That's what every person does when they become creative. Talent can't be taught because I believe it's a measure of hard work, and the ability to work hard isn't genetic nor present at birth. You simply LEARN to work hard & seek advice to help you improve yourself.

  • Talent is usually mistaken for hard work, dedication & self improvement...

    ...Those who work smarter and harder than others, SEEM more talented that others in our judgmental eyes. Talent is relative measure of hard work; be it in school, as a musician or a race car driver. No one is born with perfect hand eye coordination, but can improve it to help become a better (more "talented") surgeon than someone else. Whether you're looking for a job or auditioning on American Idol, don't mistake hard work for talent. By teaching children Einstein was "naturally talented", we tend to discourage them to not pursue science; misleading them into thinking that if they get a C they'll never be as good in science than someone who worked harder for that A grade. Similarly many girls falsely go through school believing they're "not good at math" , even though all they needed was a better teacher & personal attention to help develop that "talent". Researchers, like Einstein, study one specific subject (their field) really well by the time they reach grad school. Then, once they learn everything there is to know about that specific branch of their field...They use the scientific method to pursue new theories, coin new terms and discover new equations to describe natural phenomenon. That's what Einstein did...That's what every person does when they become creative. Talent can't be taught because I believe it's a measure of hard work, and the ability to work hard isn't genetic nor present at birth. You simply LEARN to work hard & seek advice to help you improve yourself.

  • Yes; everyone has to learn their talents.

    No one can do it all as a little kid. Mozart is good because he practiced his entire life, he may have started out well too, but he would have gotten to be the legend that he is anyway because he was forced to teach himself that talent. You have to learn your talents before you can use them.

  • Talent can't be learned

    Answer this :Can you be as smart as Isaac Newton or Albert Einstien just by learning?Can you Increase or decrease your IQ as you wish?
    You can learn as much as you want ,You can work as much as you want but the real talented will still beat you .If it were true that talent can be learned then I could be Next Einstien, Next Picasso .You can work all you want ,Practice 24/7 but the one with talent won't need to do this all to beat you

  • Talent can never be learned

    Answer this :Can you be as smart as Isaac Newton or Albert Einstien just by learning?Can you Increase or decrease your IQ as you wish?
    You can learn as much as you want ,You can work as much as you want but the real talented will still beat you .If it were true that talent can be learned then I could be Next Einstien, Next Picasso .You can try all you want ,Work and practice 24/7 to accomplish something .,but Real Talent wouldn't need to do all that

  • Talent is with you form the day you came to this world

    Answer this :Can you be as smart as Isaac Newton or Albert Einstien just by learning?Can you Increase or decrease your IQ as you wish?
    You can learn as much as you want ,You can work as much as you want but the real talented will still beat you .If it were true that talent can be learned then I could be Next Einstien, Next picasso .If ats true than every person

  • Heck no bro

    Its inborn bro. Its something passed down in your genes bro. Bro bro bro bro bbbbbbbbro. I got talen bro. It was in my genes bro. My parents gave it to me BRO. Nothing I did to get it bro. I am happy my parents passed it to me bro.

  • Talent cannot be bought or taught

    Practically anyone can learn to read and write, to draw, to sculpt, to paint, to play ball. With discipline and practice, practically anyone can learn to be passably good at many things.

    But the really excellent writers, artists, sculptors, and so forth have a calling to the work, for which they are equipped with something we call talent.

    I suspect that someone who is willing to work very diligently at something could do better at any given discipline or activity or sport than someone with extraordinary talent who does not apply him- or herself.

    But the thing about talent is that someone who has it loves to use it! The activity has a flow to it that cannot be simulated by those who are doing it by brute force or rote.

    Talent cannot be bought or taught. If it could, there would be many more composers like Mozart in the world.

  • If talent were what was taught we would all be musicians

    We all know what it means to try very hard but still not come up to the mark… however, in others we work hardly and we get wonderful results… so hard work is imp but talent also counts.. Only talent and no work does not help… nor does only work and no talent.. Max one would be is mediocre like many others...

  • Talent is both inborn and taught

    I beleive talent is both inborn and taught. If you are good at something I think you start with a general talent that you are born with to do it. After that you are taught and able to hone your skills. Talent is a combination of natural ability and what you are taught.

  • What are you calling talent?

    Tell me this: Can everybody sing the perfect pitch? Can everybody paint like Da Vinci or sculpt like Michelangelo? Can everybody write masterful symphonies like Bach? No. But can we be taught to tell the difference between an alto and a soprano? Can we learn to tell the difference between shape and form, a contour sketch and a value drawing? Can we learn to read musical notes? Yes. The fact is we can all learn to multiply 2x2 and get 4 but not everyone can Einstein it up and be able to discover the fact that E=mc^2. We can all learn to hold a pencil but not all of us can find the quotient of two primes to 60 decimal places like Rudiger Gamm. We can develop our skills and KNOW how to do something, but that doesn't mean that we'll have the natural ability to make it into something impressive or something great. That is what talent is.

  • Skill Is Taught While Talent Is Inborn

    Talent cannot be taught. Skill can be taught. A human being is designed with talent in their DNA code. They will have a propensity toward certain areas where their inborn talents will flourish. For example, some people are genetically geared to become great sprinters. They will be able to learn other skills but they will only truly excel with their inborn talent to run.


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