What is one skill or talent you wish you had?

United States
October 26, 2006 9:21pm CST
I wish I could sing. I love singing along with music, but I hate my voice so I always have the music drown out my own singing. And, I never sing in front of people. If my voice was better, I'd sing all the time.
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18 responses
• United States
19 Dec 06
I too wish I could sing. I have sang karaoke a million times and have been told on a few occasions I have a very nice voice, but I am aware of my mess-ups too. Staying on key throughout an entire song is my hardship. I wish I could train to learn the hard notes and sing a song the entire way through. The songs that I used to sing and do fairly well with are "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Me and Bobby Mcgee."
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• United States
29 Dec 06
My mom is the same way. She has a nice voice, but is very aware when she messes up.
• United States
10 Jan 07
I learned that it is much harder to keep a note when you sing alone versus when you sing along with a song on the radio. You may have the right ear to tune yourself to the right note, but when you are out there all alone it gets much harder. My boyfriend actually recorded me singing tracks and showed them to me so I could hear myself the way others hear me. It was alot of fun and above all I learned my biggest faults.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Well Angelwritier, I wish I could multi-task. I really can't talk and act at the same time. If I am in a store, speaking with the cashier, I will write out a check and put it away in my purse or I will drop my keys into some lost pocket and forget where I put them. I can't drive and talk at the same time either or I drive right past my turn. So if the line is short behind the multi-tasking talent sign, I'd like to head over there.
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• United States
31 Oct 06
What a wonderful answer, Jellen! I cannot multi-task to save my life, either! I think people always think I'm tipsy or something, since I always seem scattered or just not there! I'm there, alright, but my mind is usually back at home wondering if I turned the stove off or not, or is propelling forward into the near future worrying over some unfinished task. I am pretty sure I have adult ADD!
• United States
2 Nov 06
Now, that's a talent I never would have thought of. But, I could probably use it as well.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I wish I could sing, play an instrument, write songs... Ok, so that's more than one talent, but I'd love to be able to them all or at least any one of them.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
It would be great to be multi talented.
@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I wish I could draw! if i could draw then I would do my dream job which is to be a tattoo artist...but im horrible at drawing, i cant even draw stick figures, lol!
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• United States
2 Nov 06
That's a pretty cool dream job.
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I wish I could easily play the guitar, its crazy how some people play.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for commenting. Yes, it's really something how well some people play.
@DeborahWY (306)
• Singapore
2 Nov 06
I have always wished to be able to play the guitar so that I can lead in song sessions. I have taken classes but perhaps I did not put in enough effort to practice, so I am still unable to play it.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Song sessions sound like fun.
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
28 Oct 06
I like music but music simply doesn't like me so I guess I'd like to draw. When I was a kid, I always draw many things... houses, cars, places, mountains, anything but when I grew up I do not became what I want because I can't draw beautiful things that I expect It is. I am not always satisfied with the result. So I gave up.
• United States
28 Oct 06
I understand that. I used to draw, but I couldn't do it very well. Thanks for answering.
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
i wish i could draw. my 4-year old cousin's drawing is better than mine! seriously! maybe i should ask her to give me a few pointers LOL
@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano. Maybe one day when life settles down and the kids are out of the house and I retire, I can get to this! Nice topic!
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I'm with you -- I wish I could sing. I can imitate singers, but that's about the extent of my musical ability... well.., that and chopsticks.
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• Portugal
19 Dec 06
calm i wish i had it, i try but i cant....
• United States
10 Jan 07
I'm not very calm in some situations, myself.
@mohnish (116)
• India
2 Nov 06
too - too
Face reading
• United States
12 Dec 06
I'vve never heard of that.
• India
2 Nov 06
i wish that i can make beautifull pantings.
• United States
12 Dec 06
That would be a good talent
@sezerb (30)
• Australia
2 Nov 06
I wish I could play a music instrument like the piano
• United States
2 Nov 06
I'd like to be able to play the piano, too.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
20 Feb 07
to understand math
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 07
I'm a singer. My mother says I don't appreciate my voice, because I don't talk about it enough. A skill I wish I had was the talent for marketing myself succesfully, and making good money out of my talent.
• United States
12 Jan 07
Well, you wish you could sing ... and you probably can. I didn't think I could. But, I do ok. I wish I could sing BETTER. That would be nice. Then I could simply surround myself with awesome musicians, find a good promoter and earn more money than I could spend doing something fun. I'll bet you can sing better than you think though. It's the internet - and I have no idea who you are or what you look like. Why don't you karaoke something over at Ksolo.com and share it with us. Show me yours and I'll show you mine. ;0)
@tuishta (147)
• India
5 Jan 07
Tell me about it.. i soo wish i could sing.. like my friends always tell me i look like i can sing but i can't hhehhe dammit that's one thing i really wish i could do! :(