Posted by Bob on November 01, 1999 at 16:50:07:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Life in tubadom posted by Jay Bertolet on October 28, 1999 at 22:56:11:
I would have to disagree with your first statement. While talent and hard work are both necessary to reach the top of any profession, neither is sufficient by itself. Otherwise, all of us could be tops in whatever profession we desired to be in just by putting in the effort. We would then pick a very lucrative profession to excell in so we could afford the expensive tubas we like to play. Just watch some child who is struggling to be competitive in sports, music etc. but just can't quite make it happen. There must be some intrinsic quality other than desire that plays a role.