5 Minute Miler wrote:
Point taken but my suggestion is that talent is not typically hereditary and talented kids are born all over the country into families and communities that may not support their talents. I’m certain there have been national champions that have missed their chance because they had to work after school or grew up in communities that had no cross country team.
We spend a lot of time applauding the phenoms that have put in the hard work at an early age but we should also support the late bloomers and kids in disadvantaged situations. The odds that all of the talented kids have resources and support is mathematically impossible.
Can you please stop virtue signaling long enough to take a step back and realize that this thread is already doing what you are asking it to do. It is supporting someone who was not a world beater at a young age. However, since you bring up the fact that we should support late bloomers and kids in disadvantage situations, can you please provide any insight on how you would like to see that accomplished. Further more, I would like to know what you are already doing to bring attention to these late bloomers or the individuals in disadvantaged situations. Or are you someone who just likes to feel like they are self important by pointing things out. Thank you and end of rant.