random question; are people born with creativity? are people that are great at any form of art, such as painting or music or drama, born with their talents? or do they practice until they can almost perfect it?
i’ve always believed that they were. although it sometimes seemed like an excuse for not having any special interest in art or music, and quitting piano and drawing classes, it wasn’t. i honestly believe that one must be born with some kind of gift to excel at these arts. my mother always told me that it was all about hard work. but i see her as a bullshit artist that somehow believes in what she says.
i wonder if it’s hard for those people to try to excel at things they have to practice to be good at. like me and economics; i can’t think like an economist to save my life. i physically have to tell myself that i’m wrong after my initial response to a question, and try to figure out the right answer by pretending to see things the way economists do. i need to practice so much to get a hold of the subject it’s ridiculous.
there are people that tell me that there’s no such thing as a gift, or a natural talent, and it’s all about nurture, environment and the person themselves. i just can’t believe that someone like mozart, whose best composition was written in his 12th year, did not have a gift for music.
or maybe i’m just in denial about being bad at everything i could have been good at.