Even when you are talented about something, learning must still take place. Ben Carson (the neurosurgeon who made history by performing the first surgery on German conjoint twins and who later became Secretary of State under President Trump) was nicknamed gifted hands. He was a gifted surgeon indeed. But did he go to school to learn the art? He did. Maybe that is not a good example because everyone needs to go to a med school to become a medical doctor. But when your child shows talent in something such as an instrument, what do you do? Do you send them to art school to perfect his or her art or do you just shoot them in the world to excel in music? The point is that even talent needs shaping and sharpening. Having someone guide you does not mean that you are not smart or talented anymore. [Read more…] about You are unique, okay?