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Why not?

I believe it is because of so many stumbling blocks (causing impediments) in my path.

First there is the essence of the person.

Then there is the matter of physical constitution/state/situation, which should not impede what a person WOULD be able to do. Age itself can bring enough impediments to prevent genius from being revealed. (though alot of that can still be challenged).

Then there are more external impediments like someone screamimg down your neck and making your life a misery. Also in this category of impediment could be lack of funds.

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If your goal is to become a world class violin player, there will be many obstacles such

as you said. Some are in your control that may be overcome, others are not.

Try to give a free concert, and see how successful it would be. You have no control

of how many would come and how many would appreciate your performance. Let alone

be a world class player. Very few will make their name. It is harder than winning a lottery

ticket.

If your are good among friends, it is already a very impressive accomplishment. ( you need

pracice everyday ?)

Do you think so? I admire very much someone who plays very well and makes

an independent living in other field. ( I consider professional is other species of human.

they are different from all of us))

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There's an old Chinese saying: Great men never know they're great

and small men never know they're small. You probably can't attain

genius. It's not something you can work at. What you can do is what

most people do: try to knock down the people that do have it, so

that you can feel better about yourself. Better yet, gang up on the

genius, en masse. That will make *everyone* feel better.

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Originally posted by:
seabird

There's an old Chinese saying: Great men never know they're great

and small men never know they're small. You probably can't attain

genius. It's not something you can work at. What you can do is what

most people do: try to knock down the people that do have it, so

that you can feel better about yourself. Better yet, gang up on the

genius, en masse. That will make *everyone* feel better.

Oh is that YOU?

Happy to see you back!

Yes, what you describe is indeed what I've seen people do, to make themselves feel better!

Don't you think genius is something which can be unblocked, sometimes?

The Chinese saying? even IF you believe in it as a universal truth, you still have to know how and where to apply it. There's "knowing" and there's "knowing".

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thom

Shimon - I hope nobody is making your life miserable by screaming down your neck.

Oh well! I'm really trying to write for benefit of others. But talking of sayings...."there's none so wise as the the one who has experience".

If someone is over you and makes you feel useless about yourself, and is always complaining about silly things and forcing you to rub your nose in it, and making you feel a dam fool all day and all night, then I think that can have the power to reduce some of your apetite for really being a high achiever, because you first have to work through so much feeling of guilt that the person is forcing you to answer up (to yourself...being you, a sensitive person) before being able to put your mind and emotions to anything else. And by that time you've just had enough stress for one day.

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at the risk of getting a black eye, i am contemplating whether i

should show this to my wife:

"If someone is over you and makes you feel useless about yourself,

and is always complaining about silly things and forcing you to rub

your nose in it, and making you feel a dam fool all day and all

night, then I think that can have the power to reduce some of your

appetite for really being a high achiever, because you first have

to work through so much feeling of guilt that the person is forcing

you to answer up (to yourself...being you, a sensitive person)

before being able to put your mind and emotions to anything else.

And by that time you've just had enough stress for one day."

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