by Beauchamp Art
“Talent is worthless unless exercised.”
– Dimmu Borgir, Abrahadabra
I think this may be true in all aspects of life, but not limited to talent; skills and abilities one has honed through hard graft and exercise, not just those talents one may be predisposed to through environment, birth, and background. Inherent talent that is not disposed does indeed serve no purpose, except to feed the ego of an individual who may be aware of their capability to complete a task, its worth only theoretical, coming through the knowledge of one’s own (apparent/potential) ability, in order to enforce a sense of superiority over another’s efforts without application. For example, saying that one could do a ‘better’ painting than something in public display, because one has technical knowledge of the media, but may lack the creativity to create a stimulating image.