More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life.
Glenn Reynolds adds:
Hey, I’ve got an idea — why don’t we organize society so that it rewards hard work! We could even see that people who work harder and do better make more money! And then their efforts would pay off in more general societal prosperity, making life better for everyone! And we could . . . Naaaah.
Get serious, Glenn.
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