Essay on Being Taught to Become a Good Sports Person or Musician

by Rahul Khatri

It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Every person in this world has some innate natural talents and abilities which if properly utilized make them exceptional talents. But their talents & abilities are raw and can be taken to next level by proper mentoring, extensive training and practice.

People known in this world for their talents have innate abilities to perform in their respective fields. This innate ability is mostly due to genetics and heredity as well as due to the combination of environment, culture and early inspirations. A one wide known example of star footballer Lionel Messi who being brought up in Argentina has natural attraction towards playing football and his genes & physique allowed him to pursue a career in football. Similarly Indian legend Lata Mangeshkar had innate ability in singing as born in a family of music. If Messi was taught music and Lata Mangeshkar was taught to play football, then both of them would have surely failed as their mental approaches, abilities and inspiration must have thwarted their learning in non-appropriate fields.

Once recognized the basic abilities ranges and then with the help of proper training, education and mentorship, a child can certainly be taught to become a good at sports , music or any relevant field. It’s the mentors of Lionel Messi and Lata Mangeshkar who recognized their passion and love for football and music respectively , that they gave proper training to both and took their natural talent to the next level. Talents are taught but to be exceptional talent with all repertoire of skills entails extensive training and mentorship.

Hence, I hold an opinion that every child in this world has some natural talents and abilities which shall be recognized and trained accordingly so that he /she will be master in relevant field.


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