Parents who see failure as debilitating focus on their children’s performance and ability rather than on their children’s learning, and their children, in turn, tend to believe that intelligence is fixed rather than malleable.
"Sometimes it's hard to tell which books are for us. Sometimes the lessons
in a particular passage are so important that they have to be shared.
Sometimes we can't tell if we have something in common with a particular
author until we read something that's a bit longer than just a paragraph or two.
So we present to you excerpts from some of the books that have been very...
special to us, books that have taught us valuable lessons over the years, in the
hope that you'll find something just as valuable for you. . . ."
"If you're smarter and more able to adapt to things, you may have an easier time reconciling your evolutionary predispositions with the modern world. So living in a high-population area may have a smaller effect on your overall well-being — that's what Kanazawa and Li found in their survey analysis. Similarly, smarter people may be better-equipped to jettison that whole hunter-gatherer social network — especially if they're pursuing some loftier ambition."