Here’s the #1 question that consumed me from my first swing dance class onward: Why do some people learn faster than others?
I watched people struggle in my earliest dances classes. What did they find so difficult? And why did I seem to sprint ahead initially?
At first I thought it was “natural talent.” Then I wised up and actually read some research. Now I know “talent” is largely a myth. For example, did you know that elite athletes are more likely to be younger siblings? The researcher suggests sibling rivalry, early sports socialization, and several other mechanisms to explain the difference. Environment, not genetics, is a much stronger predictor of success.
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