Thursday, February 23, 2006
Skill Versus Talent -- Again
Last December, I wrote a post about skill versus talent because my eleven year old son surprised me with newly discovered archery skills which reinforced my conviction that while certain skills can be taught and acquired, talent is something you're born with. Bold statement, I know and I've read hundreds of arguments that dispute it. But geez, this boy had never fired a bow until three months ago and tomorrow he competes in the Texas Field Archery Association's State Indoor Championship Tournament. It just comes naturally to him. My boys are all ball players and runners and musicians and artists, but archers? Who knew!