10, 000 Hour Rule

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Theory of the 10,000 Hour Rule The 10,000 Hour Rule states that it takes at least 10,000 hours, 10 years, to become an expert at a skilled task such as a sport or profession. Malcolm Gladwell writes his opinion on this theory. After reading an article detesting Gladwell’s opinion, I have formed my own. Gladwell concurs with the rule and uses evidence from psychologist K. Anders Ericsson’s study involving violinists and about how many hours they’ve practiced in their lifetime. This study polled the violinists, resulting in similar results between each of them. Each of the violinists, all on different levels of playing, had practiced for at least 10,000 hours. Gladwell also stated that regardless of your origins and riches, the only thing that matters is practice for a…show more content…
It really does do a disservice to the naturally gifted. The rule completely bashes out your true talent, further stating that your talent is all practice. I do agree that practice truly does make you significantly better at a profession or sport. Practicing can help you to become better, but I do also believe that there are people out there with a natural ability to succeed at certain tasks. Gladwell mentioned that no one cares who your parents are, it’s all about success. I don’t think that’s true. Sure, it can be in some places, but there’s most likely always going to be a kid on the team or a coworker that’s being shown more appreciation than the next person. Favoritism is almost inevitable, especially in the world we live in today. There can be advantages that wealthier people have total access to that people considered to be lower-middle-class, or even lower, do not. In certain aspects there could also be something in that field or subject that just simply cannot be taught so I don’t believe that you can just pick up something and be a pro at it after ten
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