Picking up a Talent From Scratch

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 9 months ago

Have you guys ever thought about learning a talent you have 0 affinity for? Not to long ago I picked up hip hop dance (glides, pop-locking, slow motion, etc) and I’m catching on nicely, it’s also relevant to mention I was the stiffest teenager you would find. Like it’s a hot summer day and you move as if it’s freezing outside stiff. What really helps me is when I’m really pissed at something or depressed, I put all these negative emotions into a talent and I have more drive to become better at this talent. At the same time it lightens things for me and allows me to think less on what caused me to become pissed and depressed.

I use my depression to help me with things rather than bring me down because if it wasn’t for my depression I wouldn’t have reache my spiritual awakening and the wisdom I have today. So I’m turning my depression again into something that would benefit me.

Wouldn’t you feel much more rewarded when you mastered the talent and think back in retrospect of how much you had no affinity for this talent or would you feel the same as a person who mastered a talent they were already gifted in?

Please share.

February 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Kate (1) (@divinediscretion) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I am also depressed, often and aggressively, and this is a really great idea. Last summer I taught myself to rollerblade, which was totally unnatural to me. No affinity whatsoever. I felt extremely accomplished when I got the basics down, and it was a memorably pleasant and rewarding experience. I felt more confident in my ability to do things in general, which is interesting because it was really just rollerblading. I also have musical talent (good ear, instincts, almost-crippling perfectionism) which was honed at a young age and has not been nearly as spiritually beneficial as rollerblading. So, yes, I think it is much more satisfying to learn something for which you have no natural talent. Congrats on the dancing! That’s pretty cool.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@grandkintaro777, That’s just a great idea, but I’m not sure if I could have the energy for anything if I am deeply depressed. It’s gonna take time to pick up on something and it’s gonna be a slow process until I start feeling alive again. When I’m angry though, that’s when magic happens! Anger is repressed energy waiting for the perfect timing, also it cures depression pretty quick. I’m not sure why, but when I pick up a talent from scratch it’s something that must relate to my life in the moment. The last one for me was cooking everything. The previous one was disassembling hardware pieces and putting them back together to work better. Even before that was music, drawing and dancing. And before that was sports. You just gotta do everything!

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dragonsong (2) (@dragonsong) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

This is fantastic :D I took up making hemp jewellery and freestyle staff spinning for the same reasons and it has helped me out drastically. A lot of depression is caused by a feeling of stagnancy (which can lead to that familiar trapped feeling), and picking up a new skill not only shakes up your schedule a bit, but also learning a new trick or making something beautiful gives you that glowing feeling of accomplishment that can make your days seem a little less grey.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@divinediscretion,

Turn that aggression into a drive. If you’re roller blading become lost and filled with the wind flying past you, it helps you in number of ways.

I’m glad you had a good experience roller blading, instead of not having a good experience and living depressed days stagnated.

@beyond

Yes, I welcome a pissed moment almost. For me, I’d become lost in what I’m doing depending on the level of piss I’m in and a execution becomes a big thing for me. Time would fly by, negative emotions lowered, and something new learned. Maybe if people keep pissing me off more I’d be top notch in whatever talent I possess.

@dragonsong

One thing you don’t want to do is remain stagnated and stuck in the same position. Why not do something or find something that will allow you to feel a little less gray? Before you actually realize it, you already possess a talent that you master and can grow from.

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@grandkintaro777,

I hope you’re young cause I realized this a long time ago haha. Turning bad emotions into good use is something most parents tell their kids… and my parents told me that even when they were barely around when I needed them.

Guitar, weight lifting, running, parkour, rock climbing, swimming, muay thai, reading… and now waiting for time to free up so I can begin breakdancing/bboying and krav maga

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Negative emotions and sexual emotions are some of the strongest energies you can harness. Whenever you’re depressed or angry put it to good use. And whenever you’re feeling sexually energized put it to good use (do not masturbate). Realize this and you will find new unquenchable sources of energy.

Those that do too much drugs or jerk off all day and use their anger to break things and yell at people consume all their energy and motivation. Save these energies for better uses.

Good day!

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@egarim,

I’m a young 21, I came to this realization through experience.

If it’s an already know for you and others then it serves as a reminder that you don’t have to remain stagnated due to anger/depression. In many cases people tend to do the opposite of good use with negative emotions. (Overeating, Smoking, drug use, drinking heavily, breaking things, yelling, and other negative things.) Maybe my message a wake up call to them.

I’m picking up breakdancing a bit later down the line when I’m more advance in hip hop dance.

You seem like a very outgoing individual with the talents you possess. Good luck man, I hope I will become the same.

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Anonymous (272) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Drumming. Drumming has been used in all cultures throughout the world to induce trace. It’s the basis of all music, so it’s a good place to start with music. I played guitar for a decade before I picked up the drums. Result? I sounded like Yngwie Malmsteen, started playing the drums, my style instantly shifted to like… David Chandler from Saint Vitus.

It’s shamanic E at it’s finest.

Drums give ya soul mannnnnnn haha

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@grandkintaro777,

Best of luck to you my friend, thank you for your kind words.

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