I thought you were either a ‘natural’ or nothing. Then I saw natural athletes fall behind when they didn’t practice enough. This, shamefully, was a great morale booster.
The above excerpt is from a nicely written essay by Robert Twigger on how our society praises o monopathy, or over-specialisation. He argues that if we exclude the physicality of existence and reduce everything worth knowing down to book-learning, we miss out on a huge chunk of what makes us human.