Formal Education and Talent
We all have natural talents for something and in most cases, many things. We all have something we love to do that comes naturally with joy and ease. A formal education is often unnecessary for such talent. A formal education can often be a detriment, especially to the students who don’t traditionally excel in school, and to the students who weren't supported at home to cultivate talent. Repetitive tasks and constant test taking do not fuel creativity.
It's an unlearning that needs to take place when harnessing and claiming what you love to do. It doesn't matter if Mrs. or Mr. So and So said you couldn't do something. It doesn't matter if an expert believes there is only one way, and if you don't do it that way, you can't be successful. That is outside influence that has nothing to do with your heart. You already know. You know what you love. You know what makes you happy. You know how. It's all of the other BS in the world that tells you otherwise. Some of the most with-it and most talented people I know never finished high school (or barely finished). You can be happy and successful and talented because it is your right to be so. There is no need to buy into all of the constraining labels that society places on you. Your talent is yours, and it has never belonged to the restrictions of an educational system or any system. Shed the layers of what they say in order to embrace what your intuitive, authentic self already knows.