the Power of Passion and Perseverance
Oct 05, 2020danielestes rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Generally, I agree with the Theory of Grit. I believe in (smart) hard work and grit is a way to choose to be better at something. I think the nature argument defines the range of what's possible and the nurture argument determines where we fall in that range. And therefore, grit is a combination of both nature and nurture. I do think the ability the grind away at something for a lengthy time, to persevere, is partly a matter of nature even though the opposite is what feels right. Another point, the author's resume of high quality schools, awards, credentials and jobs almost undoes her grit argument entirely. It's like she's saying that, yes, grit is what counts but you need these other qualifiers first. It's a false assumption, but an impatient reader might not figure that out before giving up.