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That talented people don't consider themselves talented, they're so complacent within their own ability?
Talented people don't work hard; they just breathe and something amazing happens.
and everyone was like "WOW, YOU'RE SO AMAZING!", but I bet he's just like "Umm... I just see cool stuff and take pictures of it. No biggy."
you're not a fan of people who are modest?
Everything i am good at i am convinced is valueless and easy, while anything I find difficult is VERY VERY VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT. *sigh*. I comfort myself with the knowledge that most people who think they are good at stuff are generally irritating and disliked and, most importantly, wrong.
makes you feel amazing.
novelty wears off and you start to realise that due to your immense capability in one particular area you are severely compromised in another.
then you just feel pretty normal.
example: talented artists - good at pictures but end up being all morbid, cutting their ears off etcetera. talented songwriters - generally miserable, socially inept.
I'm always telling people what I do is a piece of piss but often don't realise they think my skillz are magical.
i find that the more I learn about something the more I realise how much I don't know about it so it sort of dumbs down everything I've learnt thus far.
oftentimes I meet people who are totally average at stuff but because they don't seem to even grasp that there is a whole other level beyond their skills they are often very confident of their (limited) abilities. Perversely, many of them are successful as a result.
Folk who are phenomenally talented are (in my experience) either plagued with indecision and frustration or totally bipolar... or both
bit of a no-win situation. like everything! ive just made myself feel genuinely depressed lolz.
if it required years of studying/practice and sweating blood, then it deserves a high value.
if it's being a model or something (sorry, models) then the value is a lot less
as lesser talented people. It's just that the ones with the greater talent produce the great work whereas the lesser talented ones produce only good work. I don't think there's anyone that just produces something brilliant with ease...in my humble opinion.
What I find more annoying is when you work really hard to be be good at something or do a good job, and people dismiss it out of hand because you've supposedly got a knack for it.