The Nature of Talent
Buzz Submitted by : David Navarro López
The word "buzz" is interesting because it indicates what creates a buzz for others. What creates a buzz for me is when my thoughts are stimulated. So the question then is, does the buzz in my neurons actually make a sound i.e. is there a sound when synapses fire in our head?
According to this website our synapses do make a sound when they are firing :
When a question arises on beBee such as "What are you going to do with it?", my brain literally fires off what I am going to do with it and in this case the question is about my talent. We call it social networking because the meme is social - I give a bit, someone else gives a bit, someone else gives a bit and we engage the same analog paced conversation we would if we were mulling around in a cafe. If I am learning I will naturally think new thoughts and then I will buzz around those new thoughts, but social thought engages this as theory, and not as practice.
The outcome of my streams of consciousness at David's buzz was me making a distinction between the nature of talent and the system of talent. Rather than state that the system of talent today is a machine and have people agree with me, I would rather follow the flow of what nature of talent is and then relate to that to my nature, otherwise how do I make the question David asked in his buzz, practical. I am not here to debunk, I am here to hack and there are sites that have this practical disposition, one is even called lifehack
Untangling the "Nature of Talent" is not a Gordian Knot, it is not an intractable and complex problem, the nature of talent is us, but we reside in a system of talent. When we discuss "talent" we engage in a system of talent, and it may even be a system that inhibits us individually to pursue the nature of talent. I can easily take this inquiry down the pathway of those who control today's system of talent and I touched upon that in my observations I inscribed at David's buzz.
The creation of specialized professions at times becomes more greater focal point, than the people who it serves, especially when these professions become power houses. That implication does not matter right now in this moment, because whether that is command or control or coercive leadership - it does not impact my neurons in my freedom to think aloud. In this thinking out aloud at David's Buzz, I found three different thoughts emerge in my head :
NATURE OF TALENT - SYSTEM OF TALENT
1. SYSTEM OF TALENT :
2. TALENT LITMUS TEST :3. SEEING TALENT :The link featured in the third observation (Seeing Talent) is hyperlinked at David's buzz - the example of namaste is sufficient enough in the thought above to explain "seeing".
These are thoughts that emanated from my neurons or the buzz in my own brain. Now this inner buzz becomes another flow in my learning journey. When we approach a question like "What are you going to do with it" - we treat it as an invitation for others, an invitation to deliberate rather than to self-reflect without becoming preoccupied by turning out thoughts into a theoretical construct or a model for others. This is what I differentiate between the buzz in one's head that makes our own synapses fire, with the buzz we relate to as a social convention, as an etiquette defined by custom and practice, through habit, through tradition.
There is no value in me making a general statement that we are conditioned. I must know the condition of my own conditioning, and that is what takes me to the nature of talent i.e. the nature of my own talent - then I can see if that nature brings me into conflict with the existing system of talent or better still, how my personal learning journey can circumvent that system of talent - so that in my life, the nature of talent and the system of talent operate as a whole.
Yet we want the nature of talent to be the system of talent because there is identification in that, there is social rules in that, there is orthodoxy that we may support in that and yet we are not looking solely at our own given selves. We take the safe approach of generality or stimulating conversation and then we move on to another buzz. Learning is not that - learning means that every now and then we naturally remain with something, and then our minds begin to simmer in new ways, but what emerges as learning, and how we learn to see talent is not something we can predict - unless what we predict is already a known pattern or ideology. This is my learning journey and I don't know where it will take me - but at least the door opened for me is the nature of talent and not simply bees stinging at the hive that is the system of talent.