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  1. First, as the person who unsubscribed in the comments correctly pointed out: there are no innate skills(in the sense in which you used it), but there is a predisposition, giftedness. After all, the very concept of “Talent” implies giftedness to something. Talent can be innate, i.e. it can be inherited: a vivid example of this is the Bach family. So, for example, a person with a talent for mathematics can easily learn the most complex, abstract sections of mathematics.
    Talent can be hidden, but it can also be developed if the person has such a need.The more vividly a person appercises (perceives) things that occupy him , the more success he achieves in them. From this, it becomes clear why not everyone has talent: there is no interest, no time, or just a banal lack of adaptability.

    By the way: people very often confuse talent and genius – these are completely different concepts and they have little in common.

  2. I think that all people have abilities – who has more and who has less. However, most do not have the motivation and desire to develop them, because it is associated with work, discipline, abstinence, sacrifice ( time, effort, money) and so you want to lie on the couch, have fun, enjoy life or just do nothing to go with the flow. Therefore, these talents are buried in the ground.
    In my opinion, the parable of the talents recorded in the Gospel explains everything:

    14 For he will be like a man who, going into a foreign land, called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions:
    15 And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his strength; and straightway he departed.
    16 And he that received the five talents went and used them, and bought the other five talents;
    17 And he that received the two talents also bought the other two;
    18 And he that received the one talent went and buried it in the ground, and hid his master's money.
    19 After a long time, the master of those servants comes and demands an account of them.
    20 And he that had received the five talents came and brought the other five talents, and said, Lord! five talents you gave me; behold, the other five talents I purchased with them.
    21 And his master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in a few things; I will set you over many things; enter into the joy of your master.
    22 And the one who had received the two talents also came near, and said, Lord! You have given me two talents; behold, I have acquired the other two talents with them.
    23 And his master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in a few things; I will set you over many things; enter into the joy of your master.
    24 And the one who had received the one talent came near and said, ” Sir! I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter
    ; 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground.
    26 And his master answered and said unto him, Thou art an evil servant, and a slothful one. you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
    27 therefore, you ought to pay my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
    28 so take the talent from him and let one who has the ten talents,
    29 for unto every one which hath shall be given and he shall have abundance: but from the one shall be taken even that is;

    It says here that talents are given to a person for free, to whom more to whom less-as God will give. But then we are talking about the realization and multiplication of what is given to you – the one who develops his talent increases it, and who does not develop-he buries it and then loses it. I think that the scheme is described correctly..Although it is necessary to add that there are natural talents, and there are spiritual services and gifts that are much higher and “more righteous” than those that a person receives when he is called ( he called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions) – the parable is about these talents. But I think simple, natural talents also develop according to the same “scheme”

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