What is Talent?
Talent is the skill that someone has to excel at something that is difficult for most people. Even if someone has a talent, they still have to work hard if they want to perform well.
My observations about talent give me optimism about the continued greatness of our country and state.
Talent is no respecter of demographics. Talent is no respecter of gender. We know men and women who are truck drivers, nurses, physicians, firefighters, military officers, attorneys, etc. Talent is no respecter of affluence. Starting life with family privilege does not guarantee one to have the talent needed to exhibit greatness. Talent is no respecter of age. Many will provide their greatest contributions as senior citizens while others may exhibit greatness for the first time as a child. Also, talent is no respecter of geography. Citizens from California and New York are no more likely to have any talent than citizens from South Carolina. Additionally, talent is no respecter of national origin.
Nevertheless, talent is not dispersed equally. For example, it would be ridiculous to assume that every golfer has the talent to play as well as Tiger Woods. Each of us, however, can do something well. Each of us can be great at something, and all talents have the potential for development.
Through your efforts at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, you can assist our students in identifying, developing, and nurturing their God-given talents.
Thank you for what you do.