Skills Show

We are all familiar at what takes place at a Talent Show.

Someone goes on stage and sings a song or juggles or does a magic trick.

But these are not talents.

Talents are things you are born with like having a 7 foot wing span. Genetic features in the code that we can’t change. Either you are born with it or not.

On the other hand, most of what we do is a skill. A skill is something that can be taught and learned and practiced.

No one is born with the ability to speak a language. We practice it.

No one is born with the ability to tell a joke. Again we practice.

And no one is born with the ability to play the piano or to lead or write a blog post or to dance or to stand up for inequality. These are skills we cultivate.

So, why do we call it a Talent Show? It should be called a Skills Show.