In some countries today, there is an attitude that ‘’anyone can do it’’ in the arts – music, literature, acting, art, etc. As a result, people with no talent become rich and famous and genuine talent is not valued or appreciated. Do you agree or disagree?

Life has changed dramatically and so have human. Today, gifted people are recognized by their own skills such as singing, writing, drawing, etc. while others are successful without having any special talent. In my opinion, I disagree that those with innate talent are not considered as valuable as before. Initially, I think people nowadays can be easily successful in the entertainment industry compared to those in the past. Technology is one of the most contributions to this development. Amateurs can record their singing voices and upload them on social media. The process does not require too many complex or professional tasks. In addition, the one who prefers to create their videos does not have to pay a large amount of money for the studio to do this on their behalf. However, in order to have these music videos spread widely among the audience, recorders must follow the famous trend that is ubiquitous at the moment. Compared to what happened in the past, we must say only talented people had their chance to become well-known. And the more exceptional they were, the more people admired them because they could do things that ordinary people could not. Although there are more and more headliners without being trained methodically, the gifted are still valued and appreciated. I think the statement ‘anyone can do anything’ is more likely to emphasize the worth of effort. Whether people were born with or without innate talent, they have to practice what they would like to master every day. Thomas Edison used to quote ‘Genius is 1 per cent of inspiration and 99 per cent of perspiration’. With special ability, it is good. But if not, try to practice every day and be the best version of yourself. In my view, the value of a person is defined by their morals and attitudes instead of how famous they are.
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