@anthracite

It's an interesting metric, though I'd prefer he had used the words 'financially successful' or 'professional' rather than strictly equating monetary value and creative ability.

@RussSharek

Yeah, “talent” is kind of a loaded word that I normally avoid using.

@anthracite

I believe in talent.
I also believe in the hard work to achieve a goal.

Neither of which, in my mind, has much to do with validation in the form of commercial success.

@anthracite @RussSharek I like what someone told me before a bit better- "Talent is pretty common, but developed talent is rare" in that I really don't know if talent actually exists, but it doesn't matter when you practice. Do a thing more and you get better at a thing.

@wolfcoder @anthracite

I heard a similar bit of wisdom I like:

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

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