What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

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What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Talent
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53%
Hard Work
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47%
 
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:18 pm

vladimir wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:What's worse, ignorance or apathy?
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by vladimir » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:26 pm

Didn't the Romans have a coin called a talent?

Very apt for Cambodia
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:19 pm

Ya, but no, but ya ...
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by Joker Poker » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:27 pm

I see this is just about guys, so hard work usually gets you over the line.

If it was about chicks, it would be about looks vs personality would it not?
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by Singularian » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:07 pm

vladimir wrote:Didn't the Romans have a coin called a talent?
A Talent of silver contained 3,000 shekels , and was equal to 94 3/7 lbs. The Greek talent, however was only 82 1/4 lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name _kikkar_ denotes. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver.
Hope you don't teach history. :)

On topic - I always found a talent for hard work is a good thing to develop, therefore Mr General M I am unable to vote in your poll.
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:03 pm

Hard work... No one ever went anywhere on talent alone.
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by Alex » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:12 pm

Between these two, talent certainly beats hard work. There's a lot of truth in, "Work smart, not hard", I think. But of course "working smart" implies "working" nonetheless, those who are talented but lazy/unmotivated won't get anything done at all.
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:29 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: No one ever went anywhere on talent alone.
That's my plan. We'll see how it goes.

I'm allergic to hard work.
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by UKJ » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:41 am

There's a lot of talented people fail, through laziness. Successful people usually work hard and smart. Obviously if someone is completely inept, then hard work won't be make up for it. And as globalization takes over, people will have to work ever harder if they want a high level of financial or career success.
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Re: What's More Important in Life: Talent or Hard Work?

Post by picooie » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:06 am

hard work. You can be the most talented person on the block but if you are not willing to work for it you will not get anywhere. Hard work even if you are not overly talented in what you do if you work hard you will win through attrition.

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