Gladwell provides solid evidence to support his claim that we can control our destiny to success to a certain limit. Practice plays more of a role in order to become successful rather than a person's genetic abilities. Gladwell proves this in the following quote," The closer the psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play, and the bigger the role preparation seems to play. "(Page 11, paragraph 1) Gladwell uses many musicians for his study which proves a more accurate claim, because his study is not based of the abilities of just one person, like Epstein's study. In the quote, " The emerging picture from such studies is that 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert"(Page 12, paragraph 3), it shows that innate talent does exist, but this opposes what is being stated in, "The Sports Gene."
Haydn once told Mozart’s father, Leopold, that “[Leopold’s] son is the greatest composer known to [him] in person or in name.” Haydn spoke highly of Mozart and when asked about Don Giovanni after its poor reception in Vienna, he refused to comment and replied that “Mozart is the greatest composer that the world now has.” The emperor, Joseph II also recognized the brilliance of Mozart’s opera despite the poor reception in Vienna at the time (textbook footnote). Although critics often commented on the complexity of his music as being difficult for even musical connoisseurs, the complexity of Mozart’s work contributes to his role in Western Classical music throughout time. The complexity of his works allows listeners to study his music and learn a new concept each time they listen to a
For the last ten to twelve years of his life, Mozart produced a masterpiece approximately once a month, so there are too many to list. Some of the very famous are: Symphonies: No. 40 in Gm, K. 550; No. 41 in C, K. 551 ("Jupiter)"; No. 38 in D, K. 504 ("Prague"); No.
However, during the first few weeks of settling down, Mozart was not able to succeed in earning money from private concerts. Mozart was known to perform pieces that were not recent and have already been played in other concerts of his own. Therefore, in 1784 he decided to earn a greater fortune by being both a performer, as well as a composer. He would then begin to compose his own concertos for his performances. The combination of being a composer and a performer had benefitted him in countless ways and thus building his fame.
Nagel states, “Whether we succeed or fail…depends to some extent on factors beyond our control” (Nagel 1). The way things turn out cannot merely influence how good or bad we are, but whether or not we are good in the first place. The way we are, the circumstances we face, and the way things turn out is due to luck and we cannot be held responsible. So what is one left to be responsible for? We may not have complete control over our lives, but let us not fail to pay attention to our intuitions and our experiences of it.
Mead's statement comes to life in light of the immediate thought associated with success in people: being both personal and huge success. Furthermore, success between close groups is not often taken lightly, as it defines a clear obstacle to personal success. However, humans do have the ability to appreciate the success of others due to a general desire for a better society for all of humanity. At first, it may seem that Mead's generalization is a harsh reflection of the human reaction to success, but it means so much more than that. Mead did not exclude the fact that humans are capable of appreciating others.
All the studying, the research done even when no one believed him, wasn't all for nothing. When he succeeded, though, even he was overwhelmed at the power. What can we do with knowledge that is too dangerous for the world to know? When you discover the key to life through thick and fantastic possibilities...Are you going to share your secret with the world? Inside you knew that the truth could destroy and devastate everyone.
My father was not working as much as before, and I was able to connect with him when he talked to me about life- a ‘game’ which he succeeded in. He always made sure to remind me of how lucky I was to be living so comfortably compared to the rest of my peers, and how hard he had to work to get to where he is at now. Most of his life lessons started off with him repeating, “You see, your father only had secondary school education. And yet, I am so much better off than others who had the same education as me. I am so lucky, you know?” Yet, of everything that he has taught me so far, he encouraged rationality most.
For instance, an experiment done by Serpell in 1979 had the aim of investigating how intelligence differed from culture to culture (Berry, 1998, pp. 280). He hypothesized that Scottish children would be better at 2D drawing tasks, and Zambian children would have more experience at iron-wire modeling; he result was that the hypothesis was proven to be true (pp. 280). The implied conclusion is that cultures foster different cognitive abilities.
It is important to know how to deal with people to become a better person. You should bring your values with you to become more successful. And all the people around you will be more proud and happy for your success. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every