I hate the word ‘talent.’ People use it so freely and so often that you would think it actually carried some weight behind it. Take it from someone who is said to be ‘talented’ in many different areas: talent ain’t shit. All that really matters is intelligence.
It’s a shame really. Those born with ‘talent’ or a sharp intelligence tend to waste their lives and waste all of their potential along with it. Laziness and self-righteous entitlement plagues too many people as it is and loves to feed on those that are under the false illusion that their lives will be smooth and easy. Life is never easy for one simple reason.
When we are young we come to understand what we are capable of and plan our lives accordingly. The more talented we believe ourselves to be, the more daring our hopes and dreams. The more seemingly unlikely the dreams, the more difficult to attain. The more talented you are, the more insane your dreams are and the more difficult they will be to get a hold of.
No matter how talented you are, you will need to work hard for that which you really want. Fail to work hard, fail to put in the effort, the hours, fail to break a sweat and you will inevitably end up a failure. A talented failure is still a failure…No. Worse.
A talented failure is the worst kind of failure because you are wasting the gifts that nature gave you. Being talented comes with the responsibility to put your skills and intelligence towards bettering the human race and helping our further evolutionary progress. Being lazy doesn’t accomplish shit.