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Xerek Files: Entry Number Twenty – [Approach]

13 May

With the nature of extraordinary traits and abilities, they constitute natural talents for those who possess them.  And like all natural talents, it shapes the individual’s perceptions in regards to them and how to go about using them.  As a result, there are some who use their particular trait or ability without receiving any kind of formal training while others receive some form of training in regards to the use of the extraordinary traits and abilities that they have.  And regardless of how the individual approaches the situation, there are different schools of thought available in the use of the extraordinary traits and abilities that are available in any particular individual.

With the approach of how to use one’s extraordinary traits and abilities, there are basically two broad schools of thought with their use.  These two schools of thought consist of 1) the personal control approach and 2) the wild-man approach.  With the personal control approach to the situation, it is done through some form of training in order to allow the individual in question to use the extraordinary trait or ability that they possess with increased efficiency.  With the wild-man approach, it essentially consists of the individual going about and using their extraordinary trait or ability as they see fit without any training they received from another.

There are differing opinions on which school of thought is the best approach to use and why that school of thought is the most effective approach for the situation.  With the personal control approach, proponents claim that it allows the individual to better tap into the traits and abilities that they possess and to use them with the greatest level of efficiency.  This is because the individual in question might not be fully aware of the extent of the extraordinary trait or ability that they possess and the training that they receive will help them tap into that.

With the wild-man approach, proponents proclaim that with certain talents and skills, they are best used without the influence of any kind of training or such related formal structure.  With those who’s extraordinary traits and abilities come naturally, these individuals regard the use of their traits and abilities as something that doesn’t need to be molded or sculpted and tend to subscribe to the wild-man school of thought because they don’t see much need to improve upon using what they already have.  However, there are those who are just against the idea of any kind of proper training or the idea of a formal education, so they just use their extraordinary traits and abilities without a care, even if doing so is at a detriment and not to the fullest effect of their particular trait or ability.

Of these two schools of thought, from what has been observed, the personal control approach appears to be the best approach on the matter for it allows the individual with the extraordinary trait or ability to best utilize the talents and skills that they have.  Even those with raw talent can benefit from receiving formal training for even the finest of unprocessed skills can benefit and have their skills and talents improved upon with some kind of training.  Much like the raw material that is obtained from nature, they are better used after they are processed in some manner.

But in the end, it’s up to the individual in question on how to go about and approach the situation in regards to the use of their extraordinary traits and abilities.  A person’s mindset is an important factor to consider in regards to any matter, and the use of the person’s extraordinary traits and abilities is no different.  Some people think that the best way to use their extraordinary traits and abilities is to do it without any formal training, relying solely upon their intuition and instinct on how to go about using the traits and abilities that they have while others see that the best way to tap into the extraordinary traits and abilities available is receiving training on the matter to help guide the individual on the best way to conduct themselves in the use of the extraordinary traits and abilities that they possess.  In the end, it is about personal choice.

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