Read these two posts simultaneously - make sure you have some time.
"... call it grit, conscientiousness, resilience or the ability to delay gratification — all for a distant prize that was, for her, almost entirely theoretical,” Tough observes of his young subject, who gets into college and works hard once she’s there."
- what actually produces sustainable results? Not money - that's a one-generation fix that leave the next helpless. That reality, however, is increasingly becoming convention - Ayn Rand's Objectivist dream, oddly enough, is flourishing in post-Marxist China and, like Marxism before it, is showing some fatal flaws.
But there's hope:
Holding fast to conservative, failing traditions - the burning platform - is easier, more frustrating and ultimately, a failed strategy.
Change isn't easy - nothing worthwhile is. It takes grit to look past the first marshmallow to what can be achieved through discipline, patience and endurance.
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