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If you have a talent or ability, is it wrong to not use it?

I have a many skills and talents. Some were innate, and some were gained through painful effort. I do not have a desire for money or fame. I'm content playing my music in the comfort of my home, or writing poetry and fiction for myself. Because of this I find myself repeatedly having conversations with my friends concerning my "need" to do something with it. They tell me "it's a shame" to keep my talents to myself. Is it? And if I gave up playing music, for example, why would that be considered as some sort of crime? If you have a talent, should you feel obligated to share it with the world?

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    Mar 5 2013: It is really nice that u don`t have desire for money or fame! if all people were like u then the world would be like heaven dear! about your question: I have a motto in my life...Live your life as u like+love people around u (i mean humanity) AND enjoy your life(we won`t live twice!). It seems that u are happy with your life if it is so---->keep moving forward & enjoy your life! u can tell this to your friends that u do like your life this way,i`m sure they`ll understand u because they`re concerned about u! no matter if u give up playing music & don`t feel obligated! FOLLOW YOUR NICE "WISHES"!
    WARNING: you have to keep moving forward & improve yourself too while enjoying life!!!!!
    Good luck :)
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      Mar 5 2013: I think about that daily, a perfect world where everything is free and accessible to everyone. It would render greed obsolete and give everyone total freedom to pursue their passions to their heart's content. Now that would be a beautiful world.

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