Education Of A Knife By Atul Gawande Summary

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"Education of a Knife" which is written by Atul Gawande, is an essay about the influence of deliberate practice in one's successfulness. In this essay, Atul Gawande explains that in the surgeon field, senior doctors are looking for someone "who are conscientious, industrious, and boneheaded enough to stick at practicing this one difficult thing day and night for years on end." In addition, she states that the talent for practice is more important than practice. In my point of view, deliberate practice is necessary but not enough and there are other indispensible factors that affect one's creativity, such as the innate talent, the environment one was brought up in and working memory capacity. A circumscribed concept of talent is that it is an inborn ability that guarantees success for the proprietor. Some people without having any training for some skills, innate talent provides the indisputable base of innate them. The special skill such as art, music, and visual, spatial, mechanical is the inherited, innate talent. For example, Beethoven, who is one of the greatest composer and pianist in the world, his hearing began to degenerate, and gradually he became totally deaf; but, many of his perfect works come from this time. Although practice can improve the skill, it is not sufficient to account for it. We need something more to be creative…show more content…
Having stated that the social character is shaped by the surrender. In early ages, some factors like parent's education, a well-off family, parent's attention to their kid's future and good friends can change one's destiny. For instance, a well-educated family can lead their children to study hard and put them in a right direction. However, a non-educated family might not care that much about their kid's school and future. In some cases it can be different but generally speaking, the factors that was mentioned and environment can play a vital part in a one's

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