said 7 months, 1 week ago:
@klg007 Not to be contrarian (because I do agree with the foregoing comments/suggestions), but I do find the joint use of uninspired and talented a bit odd. I say this because talent is often found through expression (be it in science, arts, or any other arena). So, if you (or any other person) judge these individuals as talented, then they’ve already overcome the most daunting obstacle of all. Presumably, they’ve already demonstrated that they have something to say. Perhaps, the issue now lies in their medium of expression, which as you say may be unconventional. As any successful artist will attest, “unconventional” goes with the territory, so it’s not necessarily a problem, especially if the individual is talented. Being unconventional might be the key to discovering their niche.
Perhaps the real issue is not lack of inspiration, but one of finding the right fit for their talent. I will dare to say, we’ve all been there. Sometimes, it takes trial and error to find the right setting. Always, it takes self-confidence and perseverance — both of which can bloom with the help of a trusted mentor or community — regardless of the phase of the individual’s career.