Basketball

In cafe.

Older lady friend sees me and comes over. I’m drawing on my tablet.

“I don’t know how you do it.”
“Do what?”
“Draw. I’m a terrible artist.”

“Well, I have a question for you. How often do you draw?”
“I don’t draw. I’m terrible.”

“Alright. But imagine we were talking about basketball and you told me you were terrible at basketball and I asked you how often you played and you said ‘never’.

Do you think anyone who is any good at basketball never plays?

No. They play a lot.

Because anyone who is any good at anything practices at that thing until they get better. And the more they practice, the better they get. So no. You’re not a terrible artist. You’ve just never put in the time necessary to get better than ‘terrible’.”

And this is why I can be a pain in the ass to talk to.

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