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They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become great at something.
They also say that this is not true and that the type of learning matters more than the time. But let's just assume that the 10,000 hour rule holds.

Say you had a chance to add 10,000 hours of experience to one skill, art, craft, whatever you want.
What would you spend your instant experience boost on?


coming up with witty responses


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I can't tell if you are sincere or if that is a witty response?..
I guess that makes it a good choice!


maybe a bit of both


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Can it be something I already do or does it have to be something new?

If it's something new, hard to decide between guitar and skateboarding


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i wuz gonna say drawing ponies but now you gave me a dilemma between that and making banjo pony music.

either way ponies, don't give a crap about anything else really.


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Robotic engineering. I always thought that would be cool.


Sincere and witty? That is a nice combo.
With 10,000 hours of practice you would be the life of any party.

It can be anything you want!
What would you pick if it wasn't a new thing?

Is there a lot of pony banjo music? Drawing is a nice skill too.

A very marketable skill!
What kinds of robots would you be making if you could?


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I'd add 10,000 hours of work to my paycheck and bank the cash.


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10,000 hours for Drawing/Ilustration.

10,000 hours for Sculpture.


I'd probably want to have that expertise in meditation. I can't seem to clear my mind at times, so it would be a useful skill to have.


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i wish i had 10,000 hours of experience making and producing music!

i have some experience, but i never got to really follow it all the way through.


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Depends on what you'll pay me for!


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become rich without having to lose money learning how


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Exoskeletons. They really are beginning to reach a point where they're viable.


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not that I am aware of.  

Mostly a little bit of the Apples tunes.  Need more pony banjo.

I plan to do some manually drawn animation so I need much better drawing skills…not just to make it look good, but make it look good in less time per frame or the idea just isn't viable.

Sounds like Moony only needs 9000 hours!!  Do it Moony!

Exo Squad in real life!  woohoo!!


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on the one hoof, i feel like a lot of that can be answered in just a few hours! on the other hoof… i feel like having 10,000 hours of experience in that would be a whole, whole different level

..can one get that experience?

maybe over 9000 :c


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well I probably only need 20,000 to get anywhere, haha.

Or a few minutes here and there but often….every time I pickup the banjo I can't seem to remember what I was practicing up to that point so progress is kinda dismal.

Drawing seems to pick up where I left off even after a gap so that's a more likely thing to improve in, if not get good.

I know you can do it if you try Moony!  Just spend a little bit of time as often as you can and you might surprise yourself!


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thanks lp c:

what sorts of things od you wish you were good at?


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I have other ambitions but I'll stick with these for now.

I'm actually surprised that I can draw ponies at all.  I could never draw anything before so I'm very happy that I seem to be able to improve at that, and while I struggle to make any progress on banjo, getting addicted to it has actually helped me begin to learn guitar which I just couldn't make progress on at all before after couple decades of trying.

How bout you?


I think drawing is a good one. I'd like to draw like that.


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…gosh i feel like there are so many things i wish i was good at! i like to sing. but wish ic ould be better. i can play piano! but not well. i can play guitar! but not great.

i cannot draw well though. i used to paint! but… not well.


Ah. Singing is another thing I always wish I was better at.


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Oh that's not mine, of course.  I was just adding a party canon for enthusiasm!

Drawing is a great thing!  I am doing OK from models and beginning to be able to get some things copied directly from my imagination but it's a struggle and I need much more practice.

I heard some vocaroo thing you did with an instrument accompaniment and you sounded great!  Just put your heart into it and it's sure to be wonderful.

I bet you paint a lot better than you think you do too, you humble pony you.

you're probably better than you think, I'm guessing.


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you could practice with me sometime, wheatles!

…you are too kind, lp. but, i think i am truly a bad artist. the worst in my family, even after lessons.

but lamb… you are an amazing cook!


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But a bonus 10,000 hours would make me better.
Maybe even Food Wars good.


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i bet you could get to food wars good in just a 1,000 hours! you have… natural talent!!!


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I am an atrocious singer. I know it well.

I believe it is supposed to be something you aren't already excellent at?


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Venipunctures then.


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Did you mess a couple up, or is it just nerves?

If I were more confident I'd apply for that Per Diem in the lab doing sticks.


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No, I just want to knock out my 200+ required for graduation.


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We only had 25.


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I've told you that exact number a few times, but I forget.
I know that the amount is 200 for graduation.


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I thought it was an exaggeration.


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It was not.


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It's nothing 10 thousand hours won't fix!


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i think you could make amazing cakes, too? like cake boss!


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I would be nice so long as there are no cameras.
I very much prefer if I was left alone with only people I let near me.


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Running perhaps.


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i feel like that sometimes, too. i have to do too much interacting for my comfortl evel!


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I'm just very tired of being around most people in my life.


Oh! This one too yeah.

I'm sorry.

But perhaps a per diem as a phleb would be nice?

That's what you think!



I don't really know. I feel like I won't have too much issue with it, but I also at the moment just don't care.


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me too. it is so … different, how people in life i most often interact with can treat me, compared to how all of you are so warm.


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I can hide here.
And in that, I can give my love.


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To be fair on singing, a lot of it is how you hold yourself and proper breath control.

Breath control is key.

Actually a good tip for aspiring singers is to train yourself to breath silently, and with your diaphragm.


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I've had plenty of breathing exercises. Any shortcomings at this point have more to do with physiology than posture.


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Well, I'm not going to say it can't be that.

There are just some people who do not have the voice for singing. I think there are more who think they can't but just never learned how to properly though.


I project my voice well. I don't have an ear for it though. No clue how to match tomes or when I'm not.


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I just sing in church so I can kinda hear how I am doing compared to others.  I am vaguely aware of different keys but not really and will just pick a spot I can meet and switch if it goes too high or something.

Of course no one gets upset if anyone is singing way off so it's just a great way to be part of a group.


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…your love is always very much appreciated c:

keep your… stance wide. keep your body lowered!


breath control is important! it is all about manipulating the air!


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Having an ear for it is the hard part. I'd say the hardest part.

>Body lowered
High, actually. Stand/sit up straight, feet shoulder width apart.

Don't breath with your chest either.


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cuz Ponies!


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that was a reference to a song!

i love to sing, and have had years of classical vocal training! i was … well, a long time ago, hoping to be a professional singer!


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Then I don't know the song.

I got that too, but not because I was trying to be professional, just because I was good at it and I was consistently asked for.


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I dunno, I already do alot of what I want to work on, especially the fighting stuff

I guess I would like to work on writing, drawing, and filmmaking


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honestly the two things I would like to be competent enough at to put what is in my mind on paper are drawing, and some instrument, either guitar or piano. writing and singing are easy because it's a direct translation from my mind to reality. Drawing and playing and instrument take concentration and real work.


Learning a second language. Or learning to play a musical instrument. Not sure which one.


Have an idea what language or what instrument you'd choose?


Probably Spanish. Maybe Japanese, but I'd get less use out of that one.

Probably the electric guitar. Or maybe the saxaphone. If I did guitar, I'd have to take singing lessons too. I like singing.


Spanish is probably the most useful 2nd language to learn. I've had it in the back of my mind I should learn but I very rarely have the opportunity to use it.

You could also drop your 10k hours into singing instead!


Singing by itself isn't very impressing without music.


You'd be the best at karaoke!


How often do I karaoke?


After becoming a grand master, you'll be doing it all the time I imagine.


Becoming a professional singer is pretty difficult, so I'd be sinking all that experience into it for fun, essentially. So I'd rather be really good at guitar and only sort of good at singing. It works for Nickelback.

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