The Talent of all Talents

Billie Joe Armstrong of Greenday - Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Talented, Hero, Idol!
@ronreyes (4726)
Philippines
September 23, 2008 3:23am CST
This is a survey for my next blog post. I want to hear other people's view regarding the talent of all talents. In your opinion, what's the talent of all talents? I know there's a lot of talents out there. It could be acting, singing, dancing, talents in sports, talents in computer, talents in arts, etc. (whatever talents you may think of) In case you want to know my own opinion, well for me, the talent of all talents is singing - a good singing voice rocks! I just hope I had one. Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with that kind of ability. It must be cool to be a frontman of a rocking band and be seen and praised by millions of people worldwide. Just like the vocalist of Greenday - Billie Joe Armstrong. Anyway, back to the subject. I just want you to PICK ONE and TELL ME WHY you chose it as the talent of all talents.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Sep 08
The talent of all talents, well for me it would be the ability to give and receive love. No matter how talented and famous without love it is all meaningless anyway eh! Ellie :D
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• United States
23 Sep 08
Excellent answer, ellie333.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Sep 08
Thanks Kenzie I would also like to add that I think Greenday are brill, I saw them live at Milton Keynes Bowl a few years back now. Ellie :D
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
ellie333. That's the Bullet in a Bible concert right!?! That concert rocks!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
23 Sep 08
about the only talent i had was fixing hair & cooking. i was pretty good at both. lol
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
What's cooking? I'm hungry! LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
24 Sep 08
you let me know when you can come & i'll cook u up some good tennessee soul food.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
You know what? This is perfect. I'm gonna have an upcoming blog that will share tips or how to's about anything. Maybe you could help me out in making articles on how to cook stuff, or something like that. I'll remind you if it's online.
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• India
24 Sep 08
You are making things very difficult for me. :( I think all talents are great, but you are asking me to pick ONE, and that is very difficult for me. However, if you force me, I would pick the talent of speech, the ability of some to stick to their point, argue, debate, and convince others, the ability to teach, to make a point clear and easily understandable, the ability of some to communicate perfectly. That's why I love Osho; he speaks so well. Of all spiritual leaders, he is my favorite for this reason. Cheers and happy mylotting
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Osho? Never heard of him. Who's he?
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Thanks for the link.
23 Sep 08
Hi ronreyes, There are so many talented people around the world and its very hard to pick anyone one of them to be talent of all talents because they all good. Tamara
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
What about you? What are your talents?
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25 Sep 08
Hi ronreyes, Don't think I have any talents but I am a good listener and I have given advice to people and helped with their problems, i'm a sort of Agnoy Auntie to them. Tamara
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
That's a talent. Pls. don't say you don't have any. I believe all people have talents. Some of them might be ashamed to let it show.
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I would expand on ellie333's answer about being able to give and receive love. I would say that the greatest talent in the world is to be able to recognize a spark of talent in others and to be able to encourage him/her to pursue and develop that talent. To me, the greatest talent is what ellie333 said, to be able to give and receive love, but it is also to be able to encouarge, to make others feel special, because each one is special. The person with the greatest talent exudes love and joy and encourages everyone around him/her. A good voice can be taken in an instant. One can play an instrument one day, then be injured and no longer able to play the next. The same is true with sports. There is a finite length of time when one can use that talent. But the talent of being able to brighten up a room is timeless.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Sep 08
Hi Kenzie, Thank you, I really appreciate you mentioning my comment about love, and praise and encouragement combined with that and WOW! The X Factor LOL. Ellie :D
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Good point. Very nice response!
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
23 Sep 08
Interesting question... Many people have some sort of talent. But very few have the talent of all talents... because that would make them number one... and you can only have one number one. So I am going to simplify by defining the talent of all talents... When you achieve that status... you have become a legend. And you cannot become a legend until you reach the age of 50. Because a legend is born by its longevity in what he/she does. Those are few in between... as most don't last the distance. You do find many legendes in sport... because they were the best of their generation... and they are remembered as such. In that case... longevity does not apply. Most of the big names in the music industry from the 1950's are regarded as legendes... because they were the pioneers of rock n' roll... and everything which followed since then... was inspired by that original rock n' roll. So if we are looking for the talent of all talents in 2008... Who else... but Madonna... has been at the top of her profession for 28 years? There are many legends in motor racing... and again longevity applies in that sport in order to become a legend. Over a 40 years period of Australian motor racing... Only 3 guys did achieve that status. Allan Moffat, Peter Brock and D.ck Johnson. They did so because they were fully commited to it. They did not just race cars. The three of them were running their own private team... and one of them would be on pole position through the year and year after year. That's longevity.
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• Australia
23 Sep 08
As for choosing the best talent of all talents... I would not dare... Would you like to be the one... telling Clint Eastwood that a singer has more talent than he does?
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
I wouldn't take this discussion as far as what you're thinking. This is like a childish discussion only to hear what other people might say regarding talents.
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Wow that's really a difficult decision. For one, it would depend on how good you are at your talent right? And what really constitutes as talent? Are athletes talented or are they just skilled? I know that they have to practice a lot in order to become good, but at the same time some people can practice more and still not be able to throw a ball properly. Anyway, if playing sports is considered a talent, than that's my choice. If not, then I'd say being able to play a musical instrument. :)
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Well at least for me, I consider it as a talent. For one obvious reason, I'm not good at it. HAHA!
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• United States
24 Sep 08
For me, the talent of all talents is forgiveness. Why? Because it isn't easy and you do have to give something of yourself to forgive. Love is a good answer but in some cases as easy thing to do. Forgiveness isn't easy. True forgiveness means letting go of something that bothered you or upset you. The ultimate forgiveness comes to us from God. So, to try and be like him, I would have to say forgiveness.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
That's nice. I certainly agree that forgiving someone is hard sometimes. So yeah, it's an exceptional talent when you forgive others.
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
24 Sep 08
The talent of all talents is to have the ability to do all of the above, to sing dance, and paint, and act, I have a few talents I can sing draw knit and sculpt a little, but unfortunately I not many people have seen my talents but I was in the paper once for one of my talents but anyway. to me the ultimate talent would be able to do it all, but if I haft to pick just one, talent I would pick painting or drawing because it allows you to exercise your imagination and my dream would be to paint like (Leonardo DA Vinci) but of course that will never happen I'm good but not that good, lol.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Leonardo is an icon, a legend. His Mona Lisa is considered as the greatest painting ever. Who can beat that?
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
24 Sep 08
Well, all the talents you mention are excellent talents - but if it came down to the most important thing of all, which would touch all people, it would be the ability to make other people feel happy about themselves and to feel loved and comfortable. Maybe this is what made people such as Jesus stand out from ordinary people on the street - a kind of charisma that drew others to them and rocked their world.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
I agree. Like what Jesus said, "Love one another, even your enemies."
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• Canada
24 Sep 08
For me it would be playing music with an instrument. This is hard to learn to do but some people are born with this talent. I love music and listen to it all the time and if it were not for those that could play music we would have nothing to listen to on the radio except for some guy talking. I am not able to play anything but I can enjoy what others do.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Well thank God for YouTube. You can view a lot of easy-to-follow tutorials out there on how to play musical instruments. By the way, what instrument do you dig the most?
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• United States
23 Sep 08
For me, the talent of all talents is drawing. I have always wanted to draw very well, but I did not have the talent for it. I can write, sing, act, and dance, but those are not the talents that I wanted.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
We're opposite. I can draw but wanted to have a good singing voice.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I think acting and singing are extraordinary talents to have since not everybody can sing or act. I truly believe that you are born an actor or a singer. I have a soprano voice ,so singing comes easy to me ,but acting is kind of hard.
@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
That's awesome! For me, acting is natural for every human being. 'Cause when it comes to life, we are all actors and actresses.
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@juliamae (127)
• United States
23 Sep 08
The talent of all talents is easily honesty. No one can seem to speak the truth these days, and it is few and far between when you find someone honest.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Good point! Thou shalt not lie.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I know you're talking about performing talent but I think the talent to make people feel good about themselves surpasses everything else. In performing talents, I think playing the guitar is the best. A good guitarist can make even the worst singer tolerable and can lend light and shadow to songs that are mediocre as well as really good. He or she can play all kinds of music--rock, classical, jazz, country--and accompany almost anyone.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
I agree. Every good voice deserves a good background music.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
23 Sep 08
i guess i have talent of a good cooking.i dont look recipes but friends and family very impress my cooking.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Sounds yummy!
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
23 Sep 08
[i]I will pick singing also since that is one of my frustrations...I find it really amazing for any individual who can sing very well and who reached their dreams because of their amazing talents! It is wonderful also to entertain a lot of crowds who loves the voice..hmmm...I wish![/i]
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Same here! I wish! HAHA!
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@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Sep 08
I will pick painting. I like painting and I think this is the talent of all talents. I am impressed that some people really paint so well. It's a kind of enjoyment to just see the masterpiece. I love China
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I love painting too. Just look at Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. I used to love arts so much when I was a child. But now, I'm more into geeky stuff such as computers.
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I had a 5th grade math teacher who told us that the first week we all made 100% on our Times Table Test he would stand on his head on top of his desk and whistle Dixie. I spent a year of my life thinking that must be the greatest talent EVER. Unfortunately, I never saw it performed.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
That sounds ridiculous. But standing on his head is not a talent. HAHA!
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Oh come now, there has to be some talent involved. Heehee
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Maybe. But not for me.
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@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
28 Sep 08
I would say Dancing to be the talent of all talents.Singing reflects the perfect of once voice and invoves vocal chords and mind's co-ordination.Painting needs just the hand and mind co-ordination.Similarly other talents too involve a specific body part.But in dancing your whole body and mind need perfect co-ordination.Its the whole person-physical and intellectual, performing the dance and the better the co-ordination the better and perfect the talent.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
Good point. In short, it's a talent and exercise.
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