One way to think about talent

If you’ve worked hard for it, it’s a skill.
If it’s something that other people have that you believe you can’t possibly achieve, it’s a talent.
Of course, they think the same thing about your skill, don’t they?
Being jealous of talents that are actually skills is a great way to let yourself off the hook and make yourself miserable at the same time.

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Talent noun /ˈtælənt/

a natural ability to do something:
‘’She showed an early talent for drawing.’’


Jealous adjective /ˈdʒeləs/

unhappy and angry because you want something that someone else has:
‘’His new bike was making his friends jealous.’’
‘’Steve has always been jealous of his brother’s good looks.’’


get/let sb off the hook

to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do
“Thanks for getting me off the hook. I didn’t want to attend that meeting.”


Miserable adjective /ˈmɪz.ər.ə.bəl/

very unhappy:
‘’She’s miserable living on her own.’’
‘’When I’m feeling miserable I go shopping and spoil myself – a couple of new dresses always make me feel better.’’