04 Mar '12, 10am

#TrueSay Interesting short read! - I Have No Talent

I relate to your testimonial here, as I do believe it’s the most accurate description of how to achieve proficiency at something. Another fellow programmer gave his opinion on the matter, and I would like to reproduce my comment on his post here: This discussion about “Inate Talent” vs. “Learning” is a recurring topic in the field of psychology. There’s no definitive answer, but some believe that what we call “talent” is the result of different influences, both internal and external, acting on the individual. Factors of influence would range from environment pressure, intrapersonal experiences, education, practice, and of course, “gift”, be it explained by genetic or some other unknown mechanism, which would develop as talent or not, depending on chance. Personally, I believe all this developmental theory is bullshit. If you started training basketball at roughly the same ...

Full article: http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-t...

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