• "Desire" by Helen Hoyt
  • A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Humanistic Thinking
  • Chapter 2: Growth, Obstacles, and Grit
  • Chapter 3: Individual, Collective, and Identity
  • Chapter 4: Time, Memory, and Impermanence
  • Ontological Exploration on Virtue 1
  • Chapter 5: Life, Death, and Loss
  • Chapter 6: Faith, Knowledge, and Inquiry
  • Chapter 7: Freedom, Law, and Responsibility
  • Ontological Exploration on Virtue 2
  • Chapter 8: Truth, Error, and Perception
  • Chapter 9: Strength, Humility, and Meekness
  • Chapter 10: Talent, Skill, and Creativity
  • Epilogue
  • Translations
  • Chapter 10: Talent, Skill, and Creativity

    The classical question about which is more valuable. Talent is a capacity to accomplish something without the need for refinement, practice, or development. Skill is just the opposite. It is achieved through the intentional development of abilities one was not endowed with originally. If we are thinking about how this connects to creativity, there are wonderful sources that discuss this dichotomy ad nauseam. 

    The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio VasariHeiligenstadt Testament, Ludwig van Beethoven"Night Cafe in Arles" by Vincent Van GoghYour Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert"Pietà" by Michelangelo Buonarroti

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