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Talent and Hard Work

by Everyday Junglist 6 days ago in goals

Four Laws

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. This Gerd Altmann fella has about as many pictures on Pixabay as I do articles on various web publishing platforms. A crapton. Thx Gerd, sorry 't bout your name dude.

1. No matter how hard you work, there is always someone with more talent, working nowhere near as hard for the same outcome.

2. No matter how talented you are at something, there is always someone more talented.

3. No matter how hard you work at something, there is always someone working harder.

4. There will always be more people more talented/working harder then you at something then people less talented/not working as hard as you at something. Fortunately there is much more to life/success then talent and hard work. Cultivate those other things and 1–3 will matter less and less


And now for <600 word count minimum bonus word count pad stories brought to you by the good people at Vocal dot media, THE source for stories featuring the endangered bird, the Macaw. If there is one thing this world needs more of, it's Macaw based literature.

What is Good Writing?

Is is possible to know what 'good writing' is? Some argue that it is not possible but that is not exactly precisely true. We don't know what 'good' is but we know what writing is. You could say we are at least halfway acquainted with good writing since we can at least recognize writing vs. any other form of communication. The issue is the definition of good which has been debated since just shortly after the dawn of consciousness in man. Great, and not so great, philosophers from antiquity to today have opined on the question of what is good or the good. Ironically enough they have done so most often in the form of writing. In my opinion not very much of the writing about 'good' is any good. It is not good writing. Good writing about what is good is hard to find. How could I say that if I did not know what good writing is, at least for myself. Good writing for me is what I say is good writing and bad writing is what I say is bad writing. What I think is good, many others might view as bad, but what I view as bad no others would view as good, unless they are bad at differentiating between what is good and what is bad. If they are bad at that, they are likely bad at many things, including writing. Probably, they are the type of people that would write a story featuring the endangered bird, the Macaw. Or, even worse, the type of people that would run a website that sponsors a contest which awards a prize for a story featuring the Macaw. You know, the kind of people that would think a word count minimum for stories on a web based publishing platform in 2021 is a good idea. Idiots, I guess most people would call them. Of course, I would not go that far. Misguided, irrational, insane perhaps, but not idiots. In any event, what was I talking about again? Oh yes, good writing. Hmmmm. See above for an example of the opposite of that and they're you go. You are welcome.

CRAP. Only 525 words still. That seemed like a good second ending, the you're welcome bit. Kind of funny, but now I have to ramble on for another 75 words or so. Oops I mean seventy five words. Need to remember to type out those numerals if I am going to quickly pad my word count. Rule number one of word count padding on Vocal dot media. Always type out numerals, always, each and every time. And, don't forget the power of repetition. Repetition, nothing beats it. Nope, so powerful, so very, very, very, powerful. Nice 629! Oh, wait now 631, wait now 634, wait now 636, crap I can never catch up with the word count in real time can I? That's a head scratcher?? lol!


Everyday Junglist

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