It is just my opinion, but I feel like the word "Prodigy" is used WAY too fast and loose. I feel like the word should be reserved for the Mozarts and true geniuses. An exceptionally gifted child is not the same as a prodigy in my opinion. Sure a 13 year old playing tchaikovsky is exceptional...and also not a prodigy unless they just picked up the violin one day and knocked it out of the park. If that 13 year old has been playing since they were 3 that is simply hard work not an indication of being a prodigy.
It just rubs me the wrong way. If the kids are prodigies for putting in hard work for years then what are true prodigies?
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