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What Marshall Johnson Sr has said is too true, as I also have noticed. People who have conspicuous potential are often, and inexplicably, unmotivated to be what they could be.
Over the years I’ve developed the habit of always speaking to a person’s potential and leaving out the other half of the discussion, questioning the lack of constructive incentive.
In the end, it is true, the real stars are those who have two gifts: the potential, and the mastery of the job consistently over time.
But these remarks are general, and the man in the video is a particular case. We must resist the desire to judge individuals based on general views. This man is in a very precarious position, since we understand that he could relapse into destructive behavior.
Those of us discussing the situation can be ruthless and discount such people, or we can lend a hand and offer that “second chance” we would all hope for if we needed it.