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#1 petrushkagoogol

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:13 AM

Postulate - Gifted people have an atrophied family life
 
Proof -
Here is my argument for the subject -
 
1. Not everyone is gifted.
2. A gift shared is a gift used.
3. To have a good family life you must spend quality time with the family.
4. Time has to be spent to share and demonstrate your gifts.
5. This time (4) has to be subtracted from (3).
6. Eventually the more time you spend on (4), the more your family life suffers.
 
Conclusion - Gifted people have a skeletal family life, and in extreme cases none at all.
 
QED.  :vava: 


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

 

Postulate - Gifted people have an atrophied family life
 
Proof -
Here is my argument for the subject -
 
1. Not everyone is gifted.
2. A gift shared is a gift used.
3. To have a good family life you must spend quality time with the family.
4. Time has to be spent to share and demonstrate your gifts.
5. This time (4) has to be subtracted from (3).
6. Eventually the more time you spend on (4), the more your family life suffers.
 
Conclusion - Gifted people have a skeletal family life, and in extreme cases none at all.
 
QED.  :vava: 

 

How, then, do you account for J S Bach?



#3 petrushkagoogol

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

How, then, do you account for J S Bach?

 

J S Bach sired around 20 children from his 2 wives, the first being his own cousin. Nearly half of his children died as infants.

While this does prove that he sowed his oats readily, it does not show a sensitivity to his wives, and implies some poor family planning. He was, of course, a great and gifted composer.  :zip:



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:05 AM

J S Bach sired around 20 children from his 2 wives, the first being his own cousin. Nearly half of his children died as infants.

While this does prove that he sowed his oats readily, it does not show a sensitivity to his wives, and implies some poor family planning. He was, of course, a great and gifted composer.  :zip:

That's highly questionable. But whatever the nature of Bach as a father and husband it seems perverse, not to say absurd, to describe Bach's family life as "skeletal. 


Edited by exchemist, 03 January 2018 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

That's highly questionable. But whatever the nature of Bach as a father and husband it seems perverse, not to say absurd, to describe Bach's family life as "skeletal. 

 

Of "Skeletal" stability ....



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

Of "Skeletal" stability ....

No, you said "skeletal" or "atrophied" family life. You never mentioned stability. 

 

However, since you have chosen to cast aspersions on the stability of Bach's family life, I will quote a passage from the Wiki entry on Anna Magdalena Bach, his second wife: 

 

Anna Magdalena continued to sing professionally after her marriage. For example, she returned to Köthen in 1729 to sing at Prince Leopold's funeral.[2] The Bachs' shared interest in music contributed to their happy marriage. She regularly worked as a copyist, transcribing her husband's music, which she sold as a means to contribute to the family income.[3][4] Bach wrote a number of compositions dedicated to her, most notably the two Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach. During the Bach family's time in Leipzig, Anna Magdalena organized regular musical evenings featuring the whole family playing and singing together with visiting friends. The Bach house became a musical centre in Leipzig."


Edited by exchemist, 03 January 2018 - 09:36 AM.