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YOU DON'T NEED TALENT OR INTELLIGENCE

When I was 15 years old, I had a very bad idea about me, mainly because I sucked at making video games, I always had problems with programming, sometimes I couldn't do the things I wanted to do, I was not very patient, I also compared myself to other people my age, I always thought "Why can't I do what he does?" Related to this I have seen people that with this type of thought but also possess the thought that the intelligence is something already predetermined and they accept that they are incompetent, this thanks to the school or family.

As time passed and I learned a few things, I realized that all this is stupid, and this for the simple reason that we are all human beings and we are all capable of doing incredible things, but of course, as everything is not so simple.

The bad thing about comparing yourself with another person is that you underestimate yourself, and you can't really compare yourself with another person in their entirety because each person has different experiences, opportunities, etc. The point is that there will be no person who can be compared with you because everyone lives differently, there will not be a person who is better at being you. What I recommend is to see the work of others as inspiration, to what you can get to do.

Then, about intelligence, there's no consensus here about intelligence, and IQ is stupid because we don't know what the hell it's measuring. Also, the default intelligence is a contradiction, if it is predetermined, then why are we educated?

Now about talent, nobody is born talented, you have to develop it with constancy and it's not a process that lasts a whole week, it really takes you to practice many times, like that phrase "I'm not afraid of the man who's thrown 10,000 different kicks, I'm afraid of the man who's thrown one kick 10,000 times".

Conclusion

You have the most complex thing in the universe, take advantage of it, I'm not saying it's going to be easy, it never has been, but it's worth it, knowledge is the fuel to create incredible things

Note: I have to say that I didn't like the writing very much, but to improve you have to practice so I share it, at least the message is understood. Any advice or criticism is welcome.