Topic: It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sports or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician.
Discuss both these view and give your own opinion.
Many people believe that talent is something that person have when they are born. While others say it can be developed in individuals by giving them a proper teaching. In my view, people are not born with talent but they have to be trained.
There are many talented people who were taught. Nowadays, we find many schools specialized on training in the field of music, sports, arts etc. Most of the classical dancers in India join an academy when they are young. Even sports clubs around the world have established their own academy to produce good players.
However, we see many musicians or sportsmen who show their talent in their early childhood. I remember Connie Talbot, a teen singer, who claimed she started singing from very young without training of any kind. Considering her age, it makes many people believe she was born with talent. David Beckham, a famous sportsman, is also considered born with his talent.
Nevertheless, I believe a person develops an interest in certain field when they are growing up. A small child feels happy when she dances watching a performance in television. A boy develops interest in playing football when his father takes him to watch the game. Doing what they are interested over and over again grows into ability. This ability of a child must be seen and given a right direction. With proper training and dedication on what he or she is being taught, a new talent is born.
In conclusion, I think people do not have talent when they are born. It is the ability which they develop triggered by their environment or situation. This ability gets lost if remain unnoticed or is devoid of encouragement. When noticed, nurtured and properly trained along with one’s dedication, this ability becomes talent.