Do you believe that talents are inborn(passed on genes) and cannot be developed?

July 25, 2007 9:14am CST
Honestly, I really, really wanted to dance but sometimes I doubt if I can be good enough to be a dance troupe member. Although, some have told me that I can dance well. Still, I judge myself from the past. Frankly speaking, I was the worst dancer when I was a child. Guys, I really need your opinion.I think it would be a great help.
3 responses
• United States
30 Aug 07
I truly believe that talents can be passed through genes. My dad has always been very mathematical and artistic and so have I, even at a very young age, and I believe that my singing ability comes from my maternal grandmother who could sing and was very musical. I also played the violin in middle school and picked up on it pretty quickly.
@f3rcho (258)
• Argentina
25 Jul 07
No they're not. And it's a fact. My aunt is a genetist and she always explains to people that genes can tell your body how it will be, but not how or what to do. See the difference? For example, your genes may make your mucles more resistant than others, but they wont give you strength unless you exercise...
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
25 Jul 07
some talents are passed on genes and some talents are through the way we nurture and develop them. my parents do not dance but i am good at it. it's because since i was a kid, i had been into all kinds of dancing. so, i developed it and did not get it from them. my dad and mom can sing and i can sing, too. it's something i believe is passed on my genes from them. it all depends on us on how we look at where we got our talents from. we should always be proud of the talents that we have. as for you, develop the talent that you have in dancing. love it and it will love you back. anne