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    If you worked and studied enough at different things, could you be good at everything? Well, not everything, but, near enough? Practice makes perfect, eh? and i believe i can study hard enough to become good at near everything?
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    You could get A*'s in every subject but that dosent make you good at everything if you don't know how to socialise/make friends etc.
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    Not that hard really, there are masses of students who achieve A* in all exams across GCSE, if you work hard enough i guess you could be yeah..
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    (Original post by 002)
    You could get A*'s in every subject but that dosent make you good at everything if you don't know how to socialise/make friends etc.
    oh darn
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    (Original post by Albino)
    Not that hard really, there are masses of students who achieve A* in all exams across GCSE, if you work hard enough i guess you could be yeah..
    I wonder if it could apply to physical activities as well, like football, cricket etc?
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    If you are disciplined and can afford to practise everything then yeah, I suppose so
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    There are some people who are good at everything... (awesome degrees, great with girls/guys, good amounts of friends, great at sport, etc)

    Not very many though.
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    No, I don't think so. By practising one thing you neglect the others; there are too many things to be good at that there would not be enough time to become good at them all. You could get good at quite a lot, though (something I aim at myself).
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    If you are disciplined and can afford to practise everything then yeah, I suppose so
    Yeah! it'be awesome to be good at everything!
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    There are some people who are good at everything... (awesome degrees, great with girls/guys, good amounts of friends, great at sport, etc)

    Not very many though.
    Yep, as much as I don't like to say it, I'd like to be a lot more like that.

    I don't know if anyone has seen skins? but, the main character, tony stonem, finds time to study hard and become best he can be and is like your description, and is a good role model in a way. His best mate is a guy called Sid, who is the opposite, unmotivated, shy, lazy etc, which kinds fits me and a lot of people.
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    'Jack of all trades, master of none' is a phrase that comes to mind. I suppose you could be good at a lot of things, although you'd always be better at some things more than others. Therefore, you'd still technically have a weakness....
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    (Original post by Jack the hat)
    I wonder if it could apply to physical activities as well, like football, cricket etc?
    I know someone who is training to compete in the olympics and is also studying physics at cambridge, so i guess it could happen you must have some super genes though.. unless you mean like multi-talented across all sports which i think is probably even more common, generally being amazing at one sport means you are or can be pretty good at others to as aspects such as fitness ect. carry over.
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    Depends on what you mean by everything? What does this include exactly? Generally, I believe you can be an all-rounder in terms of good at most things but there will always be some things which you won't be great at.
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    Nope, it's impossible. Just take one subject, for example, law. You can never learn everything to do with law - you'd just be crap at it. That's why there are so many "general solicitors" e.g. wills, marriages, etc, which require mainly procedural knowledge, then you've got the extremely specialist tax barristers - who spend their entire life on just one area of law, because that's what they need to do to be "good" at it. Then there's everyone in between.

    Same principles apply to all other subjects. You can't be a nuclear physicists and a theoretical physicist - you'll be stretching your knowledge too thin to be "good" for those areas. You can't be a vet and a doctor. You can't be a knee surgeon and congenital heart surgeon.

    You can certainly be "mediocre" in many things, just not "good" in everything.
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    (Original post by miser)
    No, I don't think so. By practising one thing you neglect the others; there are too many things to be good at that there would not be enough time to become good at them all. You could get good at quite a lot, though (something I aim at myself).
    Perhaps, if you had a lot of free time, you could study one thing at time in order to excel at a particular subject?
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    Sometimes you have to have a natural talent. You're never going to be good at music if you naturally can't feel rhythm; you're never going to be good at art if you naturally can't draw. You can work on the skills, and you can get better, but you'll never be good. (Coming from a slightly bitter former art student )
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    (Original post by Albino)
    I know someone who is training to compete in the olympics and is also studying physics at cambridge, so i guess it could happen you must have some super genes though.. unless you mean like multi-talented across all sports which i think is probably even more common, generally being amazing at one sport means you are or can be pretty good at others to as aspects such as fitness ect. carry over.
    Yeah, I guess in a way, it comes down to talent v hard work. Your blessed if you have both, what happens if you only have one of the two? Frank Lampard worked hard to become what he is and is a inspiration, but, some feel the more naturally gifted Steven Gerrard is that little bit better due to it?

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    Depends on what you mean by everything? What does this include exactly? Generally, I believe you can be an all-rounder in terms of good at most things but there will always be some things which you won't be great at.
    As many things as you could think of really.

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    Nope, it's impossible. Just take one subject, for example, law. You can never learn everything to do with law - you'd just be crap at it. That's why there are so many "general solicitors" e.g. wills, marriages, etc, which require mainly procedural knowledge, then you've got the extremely specialist tax barristers - who spend their entire life on just one area of law, because that's what they need to do to be "good" at it. Then there's everyone in between.

    Same principles apply to all other subjects. You can't be a nuclear physicists and a theoretical physicist - you'll be stretching your knowledge too thin to be "good" for those areas. You can't be a vet and a doctor. You can't be a knee surgeon and congenital heart surgeon.
    I can see it is impossible, but, I'd like to become 'good' rather than medicore in as many subjects as possible.

    You can certainly be "mediocre" in many things, just not "good" in everything.
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    (Original post by theywaitalone)
    Sometimes you have to have a natural talent. You're never going to be good at music if you naturally can't feel rhythm; you're never going to be good at art if you naturally can't draw. You can work on the skills, and you can get better, but you'll never be good. (Coming from a slightly bitter former art student )
    Sometimes, self belief and hard work can make up for a lack of talent.
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    (Original post by Jack the hat)
    Perhaps, if you had a lot of free time, you could study one thing at time in order to excel at a particular subject?
    Definitely. I really value my free time - I would much rather work less if I could get away with it and spend more time improving myself.
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    (Original post by Jack the hat)
    Sometimes, self belief and hard work can make up for a lack of talent.
    In academic subjects, often that's the case. With more vocational/creative subjects like Art, Music and Drama, only to an extent. In all three cases, you can have someone who works like mad and really believes in themselves but has little natural talent, and you can have someone who does no work and thinks they suck but are actually naturally talented, and the latter will 99% of the time do better. Certain amount you can learn, the rest is just in your genes. Plus, you have to have an interest. I will never become an amazing physicist because I despise mechanical concepts so will never have the motivation to work at it.
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    There's no reason why not, so it's probably possible.
 
 
 
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