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Do all children have a talent?

In this entertaining and interesting TED talk, Ken Robinson states how he believes that all children have a talent. But how can this be said for sure? Do we have evidence of this? How can we claim that traits work like in the "Sims" games when one has a certain number of points to put into categories? For example, creating a character who is incredibly sporty may have to sacrifice points from the arty category and vice versa.

I would like to believe this yes and through my own eyes I have seen that some, maybe even going as far as to say "many", children have a talent. But how can we say that every child has a talent without any evidence? It's like when people say "there is a love for everybody out there". I would really like to believe that but these people don't give any reason to.

This thought is not a particularly nice one but one I feel must be discussed - please prove me wrong


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    Nov 21 2013: I think there are somethings in life for which we should not ask for evidence but believe those. Especially if it is for the benefit of the society or a cause. If we do not believe in it then we will not be able to help those Childs exploring their talents and become better.
    • Nov 21 2013: I like this idea a lot. It reminds me of this TED talk that you might enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB2OegI6wvI . Although her idea may seem controversial at first, it is logical and very similar to the point that you are expressing. However, this is believing that everyone has a talent so that we don't take the chance of talentless as an excuse for not achieving. We should never believe a statement without evidence.

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