Opinion #2

Is Natural Artistis Talent a Hoax?

Have you ever heard people talking about “artistic talent”? When I do most people claim that this is just some made up thing and that artists are taught how to create art so there is no “talent”.

But I am going to be perfectly clear with you, I disagree with that. While the two sides are close together there are still two distinct sides to the arguement.

First we must look at how the dictionary defines talent. This is what Merriam- Webster comes up with…..

For starters Merriam- Webster actually has artistic aptitude under its definition of talent so clearly this is a real thing.

Talent is something that you are born with. It is a thing that allows others to stand out from ordinary people. While, yes, we can teach someone to be techniqally correct when drawing or creating art, sometimes people enjoy the unconventional art that comes from theses talented individuals.

Does Natural Talent Guarantee Succes?

Not nessesarily. If you are born with the talent there is no way of knowning that you will actually be successful or even want to pursue an artistic career.

But I think that even though you have an artistic talent you still have to practice and perfect your style.

Many people think that you will automatically be sucessful just because you are talented at something but there are other people in the world who are just as talented if not more talented than you are.

If you are not talented will you ultimately fail?

OF COURSE NOT! While people who have talent may find it easier to become artisits that does not mean that people who are not as talented in art can not making a living off of it.

You can still be successful but it may just be harder!

Plenty of people who are not talented in a feild are still successful. If you do not believe me read this article from Quartz called “The World’s top performers prove talent has nothing to do with success“.

I think that if you are not taleneted at something then you may almost have an advantage because you are not relying on your already known skill. You know that you have to put in the time and effort to make sure that something is the way you like it.

I guess what I am trying to say is that this whole debate does not even really need to exist because you can be successful in either situation it just depends on how you use your skills to your advantage.

The best artists or the best at anything are the people who combine thier NATURAL TALENT and DISCIPLINE.

You can acheive anything you want if you are willing to put in the time and effort.


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