Originally Posted by Quirk
Many if not most of the skills one person might have 'intuitively' can just as easily be 'learned'. Each of us is probably born with some given set of abilities that can be labeled 'talent'...
Hope I'm not removing too much context, Quirk.
I think what Buffet is suggesting is that some part of his success mechanism wasn't learned.
I've had a guitar for years and fight to gain proficiency and so far, haven't done very well.
I do metalwork but that's different altogether.
The next step to getting better at it, comes almost like an inner voice.
Not a literal voice, but more than just a "feeling".
Even at the beginning I knew what tools to use instinctively.
I've taught metalwork and design here and there over the years and find that part of the process very difficult to transfer.