This is very true where many athletes who become great are born into a family who is already involved in the sport. For example, both Jean Balukas and Loree Jon's Ogonowski Brown's dads owned pool rooms where top pros frequented. While the rest of us were home watching Capatin Kangaroo, these two were in their dads' pool rooms sparring with world champions. I recall when Loree Jon played in her first WPBA tournament. I think she was barely 14 or 15, but her game was so mature, like a top male player's would be in those days.Here's a prime example of childhood opportunity.... This kid plays pretty well. He is playing a Gibson Les Paul through a Marshall amp, 4x12 cabinet. He's 12. Who bought this equipment for him? I would bet my next paycheck that this kid started playing when he was around 5 to 8 years old, inspired by a parent or family member that's a musician, and they provided this kid with the opportunity to start playing guitar. When this kid is 35 and still jamming, others will say he was a natural. But the truth is, he was exposed to music at the most opportune time for his mind to soak it all up with ease.