Where does talent come from within the Human?
Lets start with Evolution…
“Human evolution is the lengthy process of change by which people originated from apelike ancestors. Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by all people originated from apelike ancestors and evolved over a period of approximately six million years.”
“Early human fossils and archeological remains offer the most important clues about this ancient past. These remains include bones, tools and any other evidence (such as footprints, evidence of hearths, or butchery marks on animal bones) left by earlier people. Usually, the remains were buried and preserved naturally. They are then found either on the surface (exposed by rain, rivers, and wind erosion) or by digging in the ground. By studying fossilized bones, scientists learn about the physical appearance of earlier humans and how it changed. Bone size, shape, and markings left by muscles tell us how those predecessors moved around, held tools, and how the size of their brains changed over a long time. Archeological evidence refers to the things earlier people made and the places where scientists find them. By studying this type of evidence, archeologists can understand how early humans made and used tools and lived in their environments.”
The process of evolution
“The process of evolution involves a series of natural changes that cause species (populations of different organisms) to arise, adapt to the environment, and become extinct. All species or organisms have originated through the process of biological evolution. In animals that reproduce sexually, including humans, the term species refers to a group whose adult members regularly interbreed, resulting in fertile offspring — that is, offspring themselves capable of reproducing. Scientists classify each species with a unique, two-part scientific name. In this system, modern humans are classified as Homo sapiens.
Evolution occurs when there is change in the genetic material — the chemical molecule, DNA — which is inherited from the parents, and especially in the proportions of different genes in a population. Genes represent the segments of DNA that provide the chemical code for producing proteins. Information contained in the DNA can change by a process known as mutation. The way particular genes are expressed – that is, how they influence the body or behavior of an organism — can also change. Genes affect how the body and behavior of an organism develop during its life, and this is why genetically inherited characteristics can influence the likelihood of an organism’s survival and reproduction.
Evolution does not change any single individual. Instead, it changes the inherited means of growth and development that typify a population (a group of individuals of the same species living in a particular habitat). Parents pass adaptive genetic changes to their offspring, and ultimately these changes become common throughout a population. As a result, the offspring inherit those genetic characteristics that enhance their chances of survival and ability to give birth, which may work well until the environment changes. Over time, genetic change can alter a species’ overall way of life, such as what it eats, how it grows, and where it can live. Human evolution took place as new genetic variations in early ancestor populations favored new abilities to adapt to environmental change and so altered the human way of life.”
On a personal level and as a believer in God…
I cannot deny evolution. Who am I to tell these people that the studies they have done and conclusions that have arisen from these studies are complete nonsense? And how can you deny physical evidence that has shown up throughout history? The puzzle pieces of humanity. The bones, artifacts, etc…Things we can look at and study and compare to the earlier evidence they have came up with to form a timeline.
So did we actually evolve from Apes over the course of time? Again, who am I say to say no?
I do question why if this was completely accurate, why did the process stop?
Wouldn’t there still be apes turning into Human and humans turning into whatever is next?
Did it just stop? Did a certain number of humans evolve from the primate ancestors and then it all just quit happening?
So I have issues surrounding that theory…but won’t completely rule it out because of the evidence that they do possess. It is crucial to keep your mind open to the mysteries of the world.
I DO believe that humans evolved and adapted to the surroundings over the course of time.
But this involves behavioral traits, survival of the environment, physical changes to adapt and appearance of people.
Lets hit this again…
“Evolution does not change any single individual. Instead, it changes the inherited means of growth and development that typify a population (a group of individuals of the same species living in a particular habitat). Parents pass adaptive genetic changes to their offspring, and ultimately these changes become common throughout a population. As a result, the offspring inherit those genetic characteristics that enhance their chances of survival and ability to give birth, which may work well until the environment changes.”
So if all of us just evolved to look this way, think this way and be able to survive in our environments as a whole with no creative input from a “Higher source” and Scientists say that Evolution does not change individuals…I must ask again…
Where does individual talent come from?
Now let me exercise my power of theory…
I believe that the “Great Spirit” does exist, no matter what you choose to name it.
I believe every human being on this planet has an individual talent that is unique to them. Something that has been placed in them before they even took their first breath of free world air.
I believe we all possess something that is unique to us as individuals and is there to aid humanity in a positive way.
I believe certain individuals have a certain talent that is placed within them because that talent will be used in the most effective way because of the individual. Because they have been chosen to use that talent in a specific way. The use of their talent awakens the motivation within others to expand on their similar talent or beliefs and “Evolve” through it. Evolution through inspiration.
There are some great speakers out there…But do they have what it takes inside to stand in front of the masses and deliver powerful speeches? Do they have the make up to take the pressure of being ridiculed, judged and challenged for the words spoken? Do they have the balls to lead and deal with all that comes with the territory?
If they did…we wouldn’t keep talking about the same people all these years later.
The game changers…Martin Luther King..JFK…RFK…Malcolm X….etc.
We would have a world full of these people that had world changing words and the character to deliver and withstand.
But we don’t…
What did Lebron’s mom eat and do differently than the other Mothers in her area that made her Son arguably the best baller in the world?
What did the parents of Lennon/McCartney do differently that made their sons two of the greatest songwriters to have ever picked up a pen?
What did Daddy Hendrix have inside that made Jimmy one of the greatest to ever pick up an axe?
The list is endless across the fields…
They didn’t do anything differently…Nothing special that our parent’s didn’t do…
Remember that evolution does not affect an individual. You can say it’s DNA or in the genes and a lot of times, you can see this as fact. But more often than not…you can’t and won’t.
Now let’s put this theory into play…let’s assume that these examples are true.
“This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
For a few examples..
Jeremiah in particular interests me…
God says he CHOSE him BEFORE he FORMED him and set him APART and appointed him a prophet.
To keep the convo in context, we are not Jeremiah…and that convo wasn’t directed at us.
But my point stands…If this is true, if these words contain any truth as to who we are and why we are called to do certain things on this earth, then this shows that our talents are not random but each of us as individuals have been given a job to do on this earth. Pre destined so to speak. Some talent is more “Glamorous” to the eyes of others but that doesn’t mean our jobs are of any less value in the grand scheme of things.
So if “GOD” chose Jeremiah to do a certain job…why not YOU?
I believe we are ALL chosen for something. There are many things we can learn and do through practice that makes us great at a particular skill. But some are just born or “Called” to do certain things…of course they practice to perfect the skill like the rest of us, but they are born with a natural advantage in particular skills that the rest of us do not have. In other words…they excel with no practice and the training only makes them that much deadlier. “Natural talent”.
It seems to me that large portions of the World seem to equate “Talent” with “Entertainment”.
They view an actor, musician or artist with a certain amount of lust for that talent. I am a songwriter. I have people that look up to me because I can rhyme words. But I look up to them for their talents. Some can fix cars like nothing, cook excellent, build with their hands, have technical minds that can figure things out, Sales, etc…They might not be able to write a song like me but I can’t easily do what they do either. Everyone plays a part. I may be on a stage but don’t think for a second I don’t respect the ones who built it. Or the ones responsible for the mics, speakers, sounds,etc..We all have a role.
Because your talent isn’t on a stage or a screen does not in any way, shape or form mean that it is less in overall value. You must see the big picture concerning yourself. You are a piece to this worldwide puzzle.
You know how many people I positively had an impact on through using my talents? Many!
But did you know for a long period of time I had a great impact doing this while I was a Janitor?
You can still use your talents even if you are not within the realm that your talents are until you get to the place that you are destined to be in.
I am no better than you and likewise. I treated the Doctors with the same respect I did the Cafeteria workers while I was a “Environmental Technician”.
And as an Iron Workers helper, tree trimmer, trailer loader,etc…
These jobs were not my talent but were my jobs. I just found ways to incorporate my talent during these jobs. And I maintain the belief that when the time is right, my talent will be my job.
We all play a role. One can’t work without the other in the grand scheme of Life.
We all need each other as human beings and we need each other’s various talents to progress.
So what to do if you have no idea what your talent is?
I have heard this repeatedly throughout my life…”I just don’t know what I am good at!”
As cliché as this sounds…you gotta follow your heart. There is something inside of you that you want to do, that you know you are good at even if you dismiss it as not being a true “Talent” it is what YOU are good at. Everybody is good at something. There is nobody walking this earth who is completely void of talent.
I pray…I pray continuously. I seek wisdom on what to do and where to go next. I pray to be able to use my talents as they were given to me to use. I feel I know what I am here for…if you do not, I would personally tell you to ask God. “Orite God, what am I here for? What do you got me doing? Cause I know I am meant to do more than this!” Be specific with your request and look for the answers. Take a solid look in the mirror…what are you good at and how can you be better at it? What steps must you take to become who you envision? What isn’t “Work” to you? What could you see yourself doing the rest of your days or at least a good chunk of life? You must ask yourself questions, soul search and seek wisdom on who you are. In my opinion.
I believe if you sincerely look within combined with prayer concerning your life, you will get the answer you are seeking and get on the right path.
And if you are completely against God and prayer…don’t believe in it and don’t want any part of it…that still doesn’t excuse you from soul searching and discovering who you are and why you are here. The answer will still come to your heart, mind and spirit…You will feel it inside before you see the effects of it outside. So you can pat yourself on the back when you find out or you can “Praise God” for showing you the way. whatever works for you…
I am not here to try and convert you. I am a believer and I speak on what I know. But I would never wish to alienate the people who don’t share the same views as I.
My goal is to help you realize that you are someone of importance and you do have something to offer this world. We may disagree on where that talent comes from, but there is no denying that you have a talent and that it does come from somewhere.
So what about the people who have clear cut talent and never make it? This is also where I say that we all have a role to play. It is also up to the people who have the talent of recognizing the talent in others to have the courage to mold the talent and give it a shot. Nobody does anything alone. You will only get to other levels by other human beings playing their part in your advancement and vice versa. Even if you feel you don’t have a single person who believes in you, you still gotta have at least one who is willing to give you an assist…nobody in this World is self made. You gotta look back and know who was instrumental in where you are at in life.
Whether your current situation is positive or negative. The advice or actions of another had an impact on you that led you to this point.
There are too many people who have tremendous talent and instead of grooming it, they get blinded or in a circumstance they feel they can’t escape and end up going to Prison.
The amount of talent in a Prison at any given time is ridiculous. Art, singers, poets, writers, etc…
This bullshit has got to stop! We need to cultivate talent and put it where it belongs as opposed to leaving no hope that leads to choices that leads to incarceration that leads to wasted talent.
SO in closing…
Whether you believe in God or Evolution or both or neither…
You still have something inside of you that you were born to do. Seek it if you don’t know it.
If you do know it…seek the ways to use it in a positive way.
Never be envious of someone’s talent. What is meant for them is not meant for you and you for them. Your walk is YOUR walk. Seek Wisdom on where it is you are going. If you do not seek it and ask questions, you will remain in that mud spinning your wheels.
Evolution exists and it is up to you to evolve yourself. You have the tools inside of you.
Respect to you and whatever it is you were blessed to do.
BELIEVE! At least in yourself.
Peace and Blessings..
If you disagree with me or have information that does away with mine…
Let me know. I am down with evolving. I seek truth. If you are saying something real or you know something I don’t, please let me know. Peace!