It would be an exaggeration to say that I don't believe in talent. Closer to the truth is that I think talent is generally overestimated. Everybody has some talent. Some have a lot and never accomplish anything, others have little and achieve much. I don't think success has anything to do with talent. It all depends what you do with your talent. Hard work, the conviction that you are good at something, and most of all good luck are what it takes. If you have a child never doubt his or her talent before you have created some interest. How often have I heard someone say that he or she has no talent for math. You soon find out that there is not a lack of talent, but absolutely no interest. How can you learn something you're not really interested in? How can you become a good shoemaker if you're not interested in shoemaking? And how can you be a good writer if you're not interested in people?