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Centuries Enviousness

Enviousness: BLACK INCENSE ULTRA RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON DEVOTEE'S AMULET VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON WORSHIP TABLET VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON HEALING SALVE COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON A dark paste made of sharp osseous shavings. The inhaling of its foul fumes sharpens the mind's eye A bloodstone amulet carved intricately with the effigy of the A stone tablet adorned with gold showing the drawings and A bitterly pungent paste of crushed roots, which were Babylonian god of mayhem and pestilence. Fills the wearer writings of a corrupted incantation used originally to marinated in fish brine for three days and in wine for two. Applied on skin rashes worship forgotten deities Survivors' auras are revealed to you for 5 seconds Moderately decreases Pool of Devotion activation Slightly decreases Vile Purge cooldown Considerably increases duration of Corrupt Purge OLIBANUM INCENSE COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON Moderately increases movement Speed while IRIDESCENT SEAL ULTRA RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON SEVERED TOE VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON RUBBING OIL RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON LIMESTONE SEAL COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON Precious resin extracted from Boswellia trees, used during severed toe of Adiris, weaved on a thread and A translucent cylindrical seal molded from The Fog Itself with the effigy of The Plague. Its surface is warm and pulsates with The Entity's power worn as an amulet around the neck. Radiates with vile A beaker of rubbing oil with expectorant quality. Exudes the A cylindrical seal made from poro evergreen scent of laurel and rosemary stone that displays aSlily increases movement trerance. Considerably increases the rate Survivors gain Moderately increases Vile Purge charge speed. Slightly increases infection time on objects Moderately decrease movement Speed while holding Tremendously decreases the duration of Corrupt Vile Purge becomes Corrupt Purge every time a VILE EMETIC VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON BLESSED APPLE UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON POTENT TINCTURE UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON PRAYER TABLET FRAGMENT COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON A fragmented stone tablet with a corrupted incantation originally used to purge illnesses and feelings of general Generator is completed A foul-smelling and half-congealed potion of unidentifiable A perfectily ripe fruit to break fast during the purification A frothing, murky liquid that permeates the air with an ngredients. Consum ASHEN APPLE RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON ed to rapidly induce vomiting. Used to ceremony. Delicious acute aroma of herbs and alcohol. Applied directly on Start trial with 1 Pool of Devotion already corrupted. blis Slightly decreases Pool of Devotion activation time Slightly increases movement Speed while holding Corrupt Purge Considerably increases Vile Purge effectiveness . EMETIC POTION Moderately decreases Vile Purge cooldown UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON A peeled apple rolled into sanctified ashes. Eating such a fruit warded off the malignantly envious spirits of the deceased EXORCISM AMULET RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON ROPHYLACTIC AMULET UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON Start trial with 1 Pool of Devotion corrupted. Slightly increases infection time on objects. 0 An obsidian amulet to ward off sickness during exorcism consumed. A soapstone amulet crudely engraved with a winged deity that wards off sickness. Fills the wearer with devotion Slightly increases Vile Purge effectiveness INCENSED OINTMENT RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON als. Inscribed with a prayer to the god of mayhem and pestilence. Fills the wearer with fierce devotion HEMATITE SEAL UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON Slightly increases Duration of Corrupt Purge Moderately increases the duration of Corrupt Purge. INFECTED EMETIC RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON A dark waxy paste, laced with cedar sap that diffuse a sweet and earthy aroma. Applied directly on infected skin A cylindrical seal forged from a metallic hardstone, engraved with bird-headed beings that stood next strange machines. Used as a container for sanctified LEVEL 3 Slightly increases movement speed while charging A disgusting syrup of unknown origin. The thick yellow 0 Moderately decreases Vile Purge cooldown Moderately increases infection time on objects Moderately increases Vile Purge effecti Made an image for all The Plague's addons.
Enviousness: BLACK INCENSE
 ULTRA RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 DEVOTEE'S AMULET
 VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 WORSHIP TABLET
 VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 HEALING SALVE
 COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 A dark paste made of sharp osseous shavings. The inhaling
 of its foul fumes sharpens the mind's eye
 A bloodstone amulet carved intricately with the effigy of the A stone tablet adorned with gold showing the drawings and A bitterly pungent paste of crushed roots, which were
 Babylonian god of mayhem and pestilence. Fills the wearer writings of a corrupted incantation used originally to
 marinated in fish brine for three days and in wine for two.
 Applied on skin rashes
 worship forgotten deities
 Survivors' auras are revealed to you for 5 seconds
 Moderately decreases Pool of Devotion activation
 Slightly decreases Vile Purge cooldown
 Considerably increases duration of Corrupt Purge
 OLIBANUM INCENSE
 COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 Moderately increases movement Speed while
 IRIDESCENT SEAL
 ULTRA RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 SEVERED TOE
 VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 RUBBING OIL
 RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 LIMESTONE SEAL
 COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 Precious resin extracted from Boswellia trees, used during
 severed toe of Adiris, weaved on a thread and
 A translucent cylindrical seal molded from The Fog Itself
 with the effigy of The Plague. Its surface is warm and
 pulsates with The Entity's power
 worn as an amulet around the neck. Radiates with vile
 A beaker of rubbing oil with expectorant quality. Exudes the A cylindrical seal made from poro
 evergreen scent of laurel and rosemary
 stone that displays aSlily increases movement trerance.
 Considerably increases the rate Survivors gain
 Moderately increases Vile Purge charge speed.
 Slightly increases infection time on objects
 Moderately decrease movement Speed while holding
 Tremendously decreases the duration of Corrupt
 Vile Purge becomes Corrupt Purge every time a
 VILE EMETIC
 VERY RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 BLESSED APPLE
 UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 POTENT TINCTURE
 UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 PRAYER TABLET FRAGMENT
 COMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 A fragmented stone tablet with a corrupted incantation
 originally used to purge illnesses and feelings of general
 Generator is completed
 A foul-smelling and half-congealed potion of unidentifiable A perfectily ripe fruit to break fast during the purification A frothing, murky liquid that permeates the air with an
 ngredients. Consum
 ASHEN APPLE
 RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 ed to rapidly induce vomiting. Used to
 ceremony. Delicious
 acute aroma of herbs and alcohol. Applied directly on
 Start trial with 1 Pool of Devotion already corrupted. blis
 Slightly decreases Pool of Devotion activation time
 Slightly increases movement Speed while holding
 Corrupt Purge
 Considerably increases Vile Purge effectiveness
 . EMETIC POTION
 Moderately decreases Vile Purge cooldown
 UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 A peeled apple rolled into sanctified ashes. Eating such a
 fruit warded off the malignantly envious spirits of the
 deceased
 EXORCISM AMULET
 RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 ROPHYLACTIC AMULET
 UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 Start trial with 1 Pool of Devotion corrupted.
 Slightly increases infection time on objects.
 0
 An obsidian amulet to ward off sickness
 during exorcism consumed.
 A soapstone amulet crudely engraved with a winged deity
 that wards off sickness. Fills the wearer with devotion
 Slightly increases Vile Purge effectiveness
 INCENSED OINTMENT
 RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 als. Inscribed with a prayer to the god of mayhem and
 pestilence. Fills the wearer with fierce devotion
 HEMATITE SEAL
 UNCOMMON VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 Slightly increases Duration of Corrupt Purge
 Moderately increases the duration of Corrupt Purge.
 INFECTED EMETIC
 RARE VILE PURGE ADD-ON
 A dark waxy paste, laced with cedar sap that diffuse a
 sweet and earthy aroma. Applied directly on infected skin
 A cylindrical seal forged from a metallic hardstone,
 engraved with bird-headed beings that stood next
 strange machines. Used as a container for sanctified
 LEVEL
 3
 Slightly increases movement speed while charging
 A disgusting syrup of unknown origin. The thick yellow
 0
 Moderately decreases Vile Purge cooldown
 Moderately increases infection time on objects
 Moderately increases Vile Purge effecti
Made an image for all The Plague's addons.

Made an image for all The Plague's addons.

Enviousness: Clinical features of schizoid personality disorder34] Area Overt features Covert features e compliant stoic noncompetitive self-sufficient . lacking assertiveness . feeling inferior and an outsider in life cynical inauthentic Self-concept e depersonalized alternately feeling empty, robot-like, and full of omnipotent, vengeful fantasies hidden grandiosity exquisitely hungry for love intensely needy of involvement with others exquisitely sensitive withdrawn aloof have few close friends impervious to others' emotions afraid of intimacy . deeply curious about others Interpersonal relations . envious of others' spontaneity prefer solitary occupational and recreational marginal or eclectically sociable in groups vulnerable to esoteric movements owing to a strong need to belong tend to be lazy and indolent capable of excitement with carefully selected lack clarity of goals usually capable of steady work e weak ethnic affiliation Social adaptation quite creative and may make unique and original contributions . capable of passionate endurance in certain spheres of interest asexual, sometimes celibate free of romantic interests secret voyeuristic interests vulnerable to erotomania Love and sexuality . averse to sexual gossip and innuendo . tendency towards compulsive perversions * idiosyncratic moral and political beliefs moral unevenness Ethics, standards, and ideals . tendency towards spiritual, mystical and para-psychological interestsoccasionally strikingly amoral and vulnerable to odd crimes, at other times altruistically self-sacrificing absent-minded engrossed in fantasy o vague and stilted speech e alternations between eloquence and inarticulateness . autistic thinking . fluctuations between sharp contact with external reality and hyperreflectiveness about the self . autocentric use of language Cognitive style 2meirl4meirl
Enviousness: Clinical features of schizoid personality disorder34]
 Area
 Overt features
 Covert features
 e compliant
 stoic
 noncompetitive
 self-sufficient
 . lacking assertiveness
 . feeling inferior and an outsider in life
 cynical
 inauthentic
 Self-concept
 e depersonalized
 alternately feeling empty, robot-like, and full of omnipotent, vengeful fantasies
 hidden grandiosity
 exquisitely
 hungry for love
 intensely needy of involvement with others
 exquisitely sensitive
 withdrawn
 aloof
 have few close friends
 impervious to others' emotions
 afraid of intimacy
 . deeply curious about others
 Interpersonal relations
 . envious of others' spontaneity
 prefer solitary occupational and recreational
 marginal or eclectically sociable in groups
 vulnerable to esoteric movements owing to a strong need to belong
 tend to be lazy and indolent
 capable of excitement with carefully selected
 lack clarity of goals
 usually capable of steady work
 e weak ethnic affiliation
 Social adaptation
 quite creative and may make unique and original contributions
 . capable of passionate endurance in certain spheres of interest
 asexual, sometimes celibate
 free of romantic interests
 secret voyeuristic interests
 vulnerable to erotomania
 Love and sexuality
 . averse to sexual gossip and innuendo
 . tendency towards compulsive perversions
 * idiosyncratic moral and political beliefs
 moral unevenness
 Ethics, standards, and ideals
 . tendency towards spiritual, mystical and para-psychological interestsoccasionally strikingly amoral and vulnerable to odd crimes, at other times altruistically self-sacrificing
 absent-minded
 engrossed in fantasy
 o vague and stilted speech
 e alternations between eloquence and inarticulateness
 . autistic thinking
 . fluctuations between sharp contact with external reality and hyperreflectiveness about the self
 . autocentric use of language
 Cognitive style
2meirl4meirl

2meirl4meirl

Enviousness: That's correct" most (of Michael's) assertions are easily explained" which is why I stated that I'm "amazed at times by things I didn't know before. So clearly the error here is in your poor reading abilities-otherwise you might've picked up on that. Secondly went to one o the op universities or my program which only 25% o people ever graduate rom, so you're mistaken in underesti a n my education. Thirdly you should be aware that science is a very broad field. So you could become very knowledgeable in one area, but that doesn't mean you know everything there is to know, so there's always something new to discover. What's unique about Michael's style is that he'll come at a topic from different angles, sometimes giving you an in-depth historical view that the average person wouldn't be familiar with. Not sure if you came to disparage the Vsauce channel or my education, but you failed miserably at your pathetic attempt. And even if much of the information might already be known to his audience, so fucking what? Michael presents the facts in a way that's thoroughly entertaining and amusing and that alone makes it worthwhile. Try again pseudo-intellectual. On second thought, don't bother, not here to waste my time bickering with an obnoxious troll. This post alone is sufficient to own you. Show less Reply. 2 lá 퀴 I do feel sufficiently owned. Congratulations on your stellar credentials. You are charming and lovely. I'm envious of your life, your education, and your huge intellect. I'm also glad you aren't insecure at all while engaging random people on the internet. You are truly a sage. One to be revered through the ages Reply 5
Enviousness: That's correct" most (of Michael's) assertions are easily explained" which is why I stated that I'm "amazed at times by things I didn't know before. So clearly the error here is in your poor reading
 abilities-otherwise you might've picked up on that.
 Secondly went to one o the op universities or my program which only 25% o people ever graduate rom, so you're mistaken in underesti a n my education.
 Thirdly you should be aware that science is a very broad field. So you could become very knowledgeable in one area, but that doesn't mean you know everything there is to know, so there's always
 something new to discover.
 What's unique about Michael's style is that he'll come at a topic from different angles, sometimes giving you an in-depth historical view that the average person wouldn't be familiar with.
 Not sure if you came to disparage the Vsauce channel or my education, but you failed miserably at your pathetic attempt.
 And even if much of the information might already be known to his audience, so fucking what? Michael presents the facts in a way that's thoroughly entertaining and amusing and that alone
 makes it worthwhile.
 Try again pseudo-intellectual. On second thought, don't bother, not here to waste my time bickering with an obnoxious troll. This post alone is sufficient to own you.
 Show less
 Reply. 2 lá 퀴
 I do feel sufficiently owned. Congratulations on your stellar credentials. You are charming and lovely. I'm envious of your life, your education, and your huge intellect. I'm also glad you aren't
 insecure at all while engaging random people on the internet. You are truly a sage. One to be revered through the ages
 Reply 5
Enviousness: SKILL HARD WORK TO ACHIEVE A LEVEL OF SKILL IN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO STAND ON A PILLAR OF HARD WORK. OH, I JUST STARTED HERE TALENT & I HARD WORK TALENTHARD WORK owLTURD.com violent-darts: charlesoberonn: jelloapocalypse: These bother me sometimes. We all start as literal useless babies. No one gets a magic ticket that makes them better at anything. If someone says they “never practice” it’s probably because they like doing the skill and see it as a fun use of their time instead of “practice”. I will qualify this a small but I think important amount, because what it is is actually complicated:  Some people’s brains and nervous systems are wired for better hand-eye coordination. Some people’s brains and nervous systems are wired for better pattern recognition. Or translations of audio input. Or whatever.  What this does is combine with @jelloapocalypse‘s EXTREMELY WELL-OBSERVED COMMENT (If someone says they “never practice” it’s probably because they like doing the skill and see it as a fun use of their time instead of “practice”.) in a way that can be both invisible and give this kind of person a massive leg up while being really discouraging to someone who doesn’t have that wiring.  It doesn’t get to the actual original comic’s level of “oh I just started here”. But let’s take two people called Riley and Kennedy, and we’ll do singing, since that’s what I teach.  Riley and Kennedy have exactly the same kind of background: parents who listen to the radio sometimes, the usual social stuff around popular music of whatever genre, etc, but no formal training. Neither of them sings in a church choir, neither of them falls into a formal disability category, whatever.  The first time Riley shows up in my studio and we sing a really simple song I use as a diagnostic, she gets it mostly right. She can follow the tune; she can hear pitch, and it takes very little work for her to chivvy her voice into matching that pitch as long as there’s not something pulling her off. (In other words: as long as I’m singing the same notes as her and playing them on the piano, and as long a she can hear both herself and those notes).  For Riley the lesson is really fun and validating and she goes home and sings along to her own music for a while and comes back next week with six songs she wants to try learning. And most of her lessons are like that: pretty easy positive feedback. That means Riley “practices” a lot in exactly the way @jelloapocalypse describes, even if she doesn’t think she’s actually practicing (that is, sitting down to sing the songs we’re working on together in a systematic way) at all.  In contrast, the first time Kennedy comes to my studio, she struggles. It’s harder for her to hear the difference between notes, and it’s much harder for her to make her voice actually match the pitch she wants to sing at. When we pull out the diagnostic tune, she mostly manages to drone a few clusters of semi-tones, and while she can hear that she’s Off, it’s actually very hard for her to tell HOW she’s off, or what she should do to correct it.  In most cases, for Kennedy, lessons - and in fact the overall experience of singing - is not fun. It’s not validating. It’s a whole process of Not Being Good, of Doing Things Wrong, and given the way humans are often in casual situations being laughed at. When Kennedy goes home she doesn’t sing along with any music she plays: she keeps her lips pressed together and at best enjoys other people singing (and maybe feels envious and demeaned because she can’t do it).  Now the thing is, the practical “skill” difference for Riley and Kennedy here at the beginning is minimal. But the Rileys will tend (if they like what they’re doing) to ROCKET UP THE SKILL LEVEL, because of the “practice is fun so it’s just the thing I do” - because there is always a bunch of validation and positive reinforcement in the act of doing whatever it is, be it doodling or singing or math.  The Kennedys won’t. In fact if they’re not lucky enough to have a good teacher, and one who can put a lot of this into perspective for them, they will tend to be inhibited. The worst time is when a Riley and a Kennedy are friends and sign up to learn together, and Riley takes off and Kennedy’s left sitting there feeling like she’s somehow Deeply Flawed.   And in fact the whole Doctrine of “It’s Just About How Hard You Work” will in and of itself become part of what inhibits them, because they will watch the Rileys - and even the Annas, Anna in this metaphor being the Totally Normal Student who never really exists - grasp things faster than they do, even if they ARE working hard. And this will HAPPEN. They will watch this reality happen in front of them … and then people say to them “oh, it’s all about how hard you work, dear.” And it’s like being gaslit. (Well, to be fair: it IS being gaslit, just without malice intended on the part of the people doing it.)  And that message is horribly horribly toxic: here Kennedy is, and she IS working hard, but she’s still not progressing as fast as Riley or Anna no matter what she does! But it’s All About Hard Work, right? So that must mean that no matter how hard she THINKS she’s working, she’s actually just lazy, or doesn’t want it enough. It’s clearly a moral flaw in her.  I actually have, personally, really good luck with teaching the Kennedys because I literally have this conversation with them when they come to my studio. I actually outright tell them: firstly, anyone who has working vocal chords can sing. Anyone who has working vocal chords and the ability to distinguish audio pitch can even sing on key in tune! But some people have an easy time learning this and some people have a hard time, and sometimes which it is has some relationship to, say, “early exposure to music” or whatever but sometimes it seems to be utterly fucking random - pure luck of the draw.  You CAN SING. The capability is there. And if you want to we will find out how to make it happen. It might not happen as fast as for some other person, it might take more work, it might take more care, but that’s okay: that’s not your fault, that doesn’t mean you’re NOT working hard, but it does mean that here at the beginning we do things like recalibrate victories, we make your progress about YOU, not about Riley or Anna.  But I’m also not going to gaslight you or make you feel like you’re either delusional or somehow especially So Terrible You Don’t Fit In The Rest Of The World: sure, I’ve got some Riley-types who walk in here, noodle around, and we go on to Art Songs. They exist.  So what? Tall people exist. People with broad shoulders exist. People with dark hair exist. Physical embodiment and neurology hand out luck of the genetic roulette with no interest in outcomes. If you’re born blonde, it’s always going to take more work for you to have brown hair than someone born with brown hair, but much like dyeing your hair to match what you want, we can train the muscles of your voice and the neural pathways for hearing to do what you want.  The differences between Rileys and Kennedys are very small. If Riley didn’t discover she liked singing and Kennedy worked at it for years then no, Riley would not “start out” as good as Kennedy is after those years. And you can be Riley and if you DON’T do the fucking work, the Annas of the world especially will blast past you and leave you in the dust.  But on the other hand the Rileys get this wonderful cycle of positive reinforcement that does often start from a place of their coincidental physical embodiment giving them a slight leg up. And pretending that’s not the case does a big disservice to the Kennedys.  We just absolutely do need to reframe that for what it is (a tiny fundamental difference and then a HELL OF A LOT OF “this is fun so I practice more so I get more validation so I -” and more or less no moral meaning at all), what it doesn’t mean, and how to compensate for it. 
Enviousness: SKILL
 HARD
 WORK
 TO ACHIEVE A LEVEL
 OF SKILL IN ANYTHING
 YOU HAVE TO STAND ON
 A PILLAR OF HARD WORK.
 OH, I JUST
 STARTED
 HERE
 TALENT & I HARD
 WORK
 TALENTHARD
 WORK
 owLTURD.com
violent-darts:

charlesoberonn:

jelloapocalypse:

These bother me sometimes.
We all start as literal useless babies. No one gets a magic ticket that makes them better at anything. If someone says they “never practice” it’s probably because they like doing the skill and see it as a fun use of their time instead of “practice”.


I will qualify this a small but I think important amount, because what it is is actually complicated: 
Some people’s brains and nervous systems are wired for better hand-eye coordination. Some people’s brains and nervous systems are wired for better pattern recognition. Or translations of audio input. Or whatever. 
What this does is combine with @jelloapocalypse‘s EXTREMELY WELL-OBSERVED COMMENT (If someone says they “never practice” it’s probably because they like doing the skill and see it as a fun use of their time instead of “practice”.) in a way that can be both invisible and give this kind of person a massive leg up while being really discouraging to someone who doesn’t have that wiring. 
It doesn’t get to the actual original comic’s level of “oh I just started here”. But let’s take two people called Riley and Kennedy, and we’ll do singing, since that’s what I teach. 
Riley and Kennedy have exactly the same kind of background: parents who listen to the radio sometimes, the usual social stuff around popular music of whatever genre, etc, but no formal training. Neither of them sings in a church choir, neither of them falls into a formal disability category, whatever. 
The first time Riley shows up in my studio and we sing a really simple song I use as a diagnostic, she gets it mostly right. She can follow the tune; she can hear pitch, and it takes very little work for her to chivvy her voice into matching that pitch as long as there’s not something pulling her off. (In other words: as long as I’m singing the same notes as her and playing them on the piano, and as long a she can hear both herself and those notes). 
For Riley the lesson is really fun and validating and she goes home and sings along to her own music for a while and comes back next week with six songs she wants to try learning. And most of her lessons are like that: pretty easy positive feedback. That means Riley “practices” a lot in exactly the way @jelloapocalypse describes, even if she doesn’t think she’s actually practicing (that is, sitting down to sing the songs we’re working on together in a systematic way) at all. 
In contrast, the first time Kennedy comes to my studio, she struggles. It’s harder for her to hear the difference between notes, and it’s much harder for her to make her voice actually match the pitch she wants to sing at. When we pull out the diagnostic tune, she mostly manages to drone a few clusters of semi-tones, and while she can hear that she’s Off, it’s actually very hard for her to tell HOW she’s off, or what she should do to correct it. 
In most cases, for Kennedy, lessons - and in fact the overall experience of singing - is not fun. It’s not validating. It’s a whole process of Not Being Good, of Doing Things Wrong, and given the way humans are often in casual situations being laughed at. When Kennedy goes home she doesn’t sing along with any music she plays: she keeps her lips pressed together and at best enjoys other people singing (and maybe feels envious and demeaned because she can’t do it). 
Now the thing is, the practical “skill” difference for Riley and Kennedy here at the beginning is minimal. But the Rileys will tend (if they like what they’re doing) to ROCKET UP THE SKILL LEVEL, because of the “practice is fun so it’s just the thing I do” - because there is always a bunch of validation and positive reinforcement in the act of doing whatever it is, be it doodling or singing or math. 
The Kennedys won’t. In fact if they’re not lucky enough to have a good teacher, and one who can put a lot of this into perspective for them, they will tend to be inhibited. The worst time is when a Riley and a Kennedy are friends and sign up to learn together, and Riley takes off and Kennedy’s left sitting there feeling like she’s somehow Deeply Flawed. 
 And in fact the whole Doctrine of “It’s Just About How Hard You Work” will in and of itself become part of what inhibits them, because they will watch the Rileys - and even the Annas, Anna in this metaphor being the Totally Normal Student who never really exists - grasp things faster than they do, even if they ARE working hard. And this will HAPPEN. They will watch this reality happen in front of them … and then people say to them “oh, it’s all about how hard you work, dear.” And it’s like being gaslit. (Well, to be fair: it IS being gaslit, just without malice intended on the part of the people doing it.) 
And that message is horribly horribly toxic: here Kennedy is, and she IS working hard, but she’s still not progressing as fast as Riley or Anna no matter what she does! But it’s All About Hard Work, right? So that must mean that no matter how hard she THINKS she’s working, she’s actually just lazy, or doesn’t want it enough. It’s clearly a moral flaw in her. 
I actually have, personally, really good luck with teaching the Kennedys because I literally have this conversation with them when they come to my studio. I actually outright tell them: firstly, anyone who has working vocal chords can sing. Anyone who has working vocal chords and the ability to distinguish audio pitch can even sing on key in tune! But some people have an easy time learning this and some people have a hard time, and sometimes which it is has some relationship to, say, “early exposure to music” or whatever but sometimes it seems to be utterly fucking random - pure luck of the draw. 
You CAN SING. The capability is there. And if you want to we will find out how to make it happen. It might not happen as fast as for some other person, it might take more work, it might take more care, but that’s okay: that’s not your fault, that doesn’t mean you’re NOT working hard, but it does mean that here at the beginning we do things like recalibrate victories, we make your progress about YOU, not about Riley or Anna. 
But I’m also not going to gaslight you or make you feel like you’re either delusional or somehow especially So Terrible You Don’t Fit In The Rest Of The World: sure, I’ve got some Riley-types who walk in here, noodle around, and we go on to Art Songs. They exist. 
So what? Tall people exist. People with broad shoulders exist. People with dark hair exist. Physical embodiment and neurology hand out luck of the genetic roulette with no interest in outcomes. If you’re born blonde, it’s always going to take more work for you to have brown hair than someone born with brown hair, but much like dyeing your hair to match what you want, we can train the muscles of your voice and the neural pathways for hearing to do what you want. 
The differences between Rileys and Kennedys are very small. If Riley didn’t discover she liked singing and Kennedy worked at it for years then no, Riley would not “start out” as good as Kennedy is after those years. And you can be Riley and if you DON’T do the fucking work, the Annas of the world especially will blast past you and leave you in the dust. 
But on the other hand the Rileys get this wonderful cycle of positive reinforcement that does often start from a place of their coincidental physical embodiment giving them a slight leg up. And pretending that’s not the case does a big disservice to the Kennedys. 
We just absolutely do need to reframe that for what it is (a tiny fundamental difference and then a HELL OF A LOT OF “this is fun so I practice more so I get more validation so I -” and more or less no moral meaning at all), what it doesn’t mean, and how to compensate for it. 

violent-darts: charlesoberonn: jelloapocalypse: These bother me sometimes. We all start as literal useless babies. No one gets a magic...