Originally Posted by LittleRed
Its called the myth of talent. As if Roy just suddenly woke up with blazing speed and reflexes and anticipation. He trained his whole damn life to be that good. He's Mozart.
Didn't Mozart play like a genius at 2 years old? Blindfolded and all that shit?
They do say that the common trend in genius is 10000+ hours spent practicing it. However, often times it's a honing of genius. Early on, people are just gifted and don't know why or how. They're just good. Like Magnus Carlsen at chess. There's a pendulum that varies depending upon the situation, activity, individual, etc. Not a myth of talent. Roy was the greatest freak/phenom for reasons outside of merely training hard.