Is Talent The Most Important Thing To Artistic Success?

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A friend asked me the other day: “What’s more important to artistic success? Talent, judgment, or perseverance?” Frankly, I found the question one of those argumentative things that people say to each other when they’re drinking together and can’t think of anything more interesting to talk about. But it’s been niggling at me nevertheless.

Although his nonfiction has been published, my friend had decided to quit writing (both fiction and nonfiction) because after several years of hard work and rewrites, his novel, (either the second or the third unpublished manuscript depending on how you count things) though agented, has yet to find a publisher. His fiction would never get published, he said, because he just wasn’t talented enough as a writer, regardless of how hard he worked at it. I disagreed with him, and suggested that while he waited for his agent to find a publisher, he start something…

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32 People Share The Weirdest Quality That They Find Irresistibly Attractive

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We all have weird turn-ons, or personality quirks that we can’t help but love. So I asked around — what weird or obscure thing do you just LOVE when guys or girls do — and here are some of the best answers I got. Names have been changed.

1. Olivia

Guys wiping their face at the end of a meal in that proper way with the napkin and dabbing. Not like a gross greasy guy wiping his mutt with his sleeve.

2. Piotr

I absolutely love it when girls push their hair behind their ear, and a little bit of it falls forward again, and they keep doing it without realizing it. I find it so feminine and attractive.

3. Stephanie

When a guy is reading…mmm. The brow furrowed in concentration. A little smirk if something is funny. A concerned look if something is…concerning. You get to see a full…

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why ALL MEN CHEAT on Loyal Women

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By: Ebrahim Aseem Follow@fuel4thebody
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When I confessed to my EX’s questioning of my fidelity over a year ago, all she could say was “wow”. She seemed very taken aback by my answer. So today, when I was asked ‘why men cheat’ by a young lady during a Public Speaking event, I was initial hesitant to share the full conversation me and my EX had about her suspicion of my lack of loyalty.

“Can you tell me why all men cheat on loyal Women?” a curly haired PreMed student asked me today, during my public speak to a room full of 300 Women. My response to her question was,

“Males cheat on loyal women to boost their ego. A woman can be perfect for him. Beautiful, career minded, own money, cooks, does whatever he wants her to do in bed, loyal, intelligent, educated, faithful and…

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Jail Is Not Agreeing With Chris Brown [VIDEO]

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What in the world are they doing to Breezy in jail?! TMZ released a video from a hearing that Chris Brownhad with the judge in the Rihannacase today and he wasn’t looking too good y’all. It’s as if the light has gone out of Brown’s eyes. He looks beat down, tired, almost defeated in the video. Maybe now…he will really get it together as to never, ever be in this position again.

Take a look at Chris in the video below. Note the look on his face as he realizes the judge is still not going to let him out of jail.

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Chris has been in jail for almost 60 days now. Imagine what will happen if the judge decides to send him to prison for 4 years because of repeated probation violations! Then again, maybe Chris should have thought about that…

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