Once a person is inspired by the artists and the poets to see the same things everyone else sees, but in a different way, it begs the question: how do they do it?
Is this a gift that some receive and others don’t, or is it learned?
There may be some natural gift involved. This seems obvious when it comes to people like elite athletes, who very often possess some sort of genetic advantage. Mostly, though, it’s a lot of the latter (even with the genetic advantage.)
It’s perhaps more evident with a musician than a sommelier, but both achieve mastery the same way: by working at it. The only way to get better is by doing it – whatever it is. The only way to learn to write every day is to write every day.
Learning to see the world in a new way is no different. Practice makes progress.
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