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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 12 2013: Well this debate is considerably impacted on what your talents are. I mean with you it is : Music, poetry and and writing fiction. (Which you should follow what your passionate about, whatever you can do in a sense of "flow" and gives your purpose) Happiness should be your mean, not your end!
    But however if you do have a talent of let's say "killing people and being the world's best assassin" and you could do it in a sense of "flow" and it gave your purpose, I'm not so sure you should follow that skill with passion. But this isn't the case so it is okay :)
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      Mar 19 2013: Hahaha I thought about that, too. I was hoping someone would touch upon that subject. Not all talents are necessarily positive things. I could be an expert bomb maker, but that might not be such a good talent to use, unless I go into the fireworks business.

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