I'm pretty sure...that anyone has the capablitlity to do any skill. If someone is good at translating, music, writing etc. This does not really mean they have a special talent. They have learn't, practiced and studied in their chosen field; mixed with various environments and experiences throughout their life, culminates in their thinking and personality. If this is the case then we can see(especially in todays technologically advanced society) that we really aren't that different you and I. Whether you are paralyzed or fully functioning.
We all probably recieve compliments now and then. I know I do. "Wow. Your so good at that." or "You look good today." or "Your such a good...". "How do you...?"
Are these really necessary? This comes from a recent experience I had. There is someone who likes to play music. So I invited them over to my place. I showed them how I make music etc. He really couldn't get past the fact that I made this music by myself. Come on. So I showed him how I made it etc... then it dawned on me that everyone "is" really capable of doing any task if given the proper environment and such.
So. We have a Baker. The best Baker in the world. Better than any other baker, but we could be that baker too (if need be)
I guess in the past, for example: a violin maker, would choose students in whom he saw potential. Well...that potential is in each and every person I think; that goes for practice as well.