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User avatar #282 - tinglyturtletaint (08/01/2014) [-]
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Talent is when things you can already do or parts of what is needed to do what your trying to learn, have been developed due to other things throughout life and are just natural at this point.

"Suzie sure can draw and she's never taken a class! What talent."
No, Suzie has been casually drawing since she was like 5 and has figured out all the **** you learn in classes except without knowing what the **** any of it is called.
Tell Suzie she makes great use of negative space.
"The **** is negative space." she says.
Hey Kyle, what chord is that song your writing in.
"This is an acoustic, it doesn't have a cord."

A good example is video games.
Hand any old time gamer a retro platformer homage and it'll take him 30 seconds to figure it out and start kicking ass. Meanwhile the dude who had him try it is salty as **** because he never played a platformer in his life and it took him hours to beat the first level, the level his friend just beat in 3 minutes.

Talent is basically a magic trick that the person might not even know their doing. It's misdirection. Your looking at the fact that they have never done the thing they are magically good at before, but, they have done certain things that at the very least required a similar mentality or set of skills for years.
"You took right to the guitar Jimmy, I'm sure not being able to feel your finger tips from all callouses you built as a lumberjack didn't help one ******* bit."

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