Gifted children…

The word gift exists in both in English and German, but it has a very different meaning: in German it means poison. The american scientific has an interesting article about the influence of the mind-set of kids on their school performance. Unsurprisingly the kids that were considered gifted in the early stages of school did not learn to work and ended up having trouble coping with failures and problems.

I have always been wary of the notion of gifted people, while there is no doubt some people have more affinity than other for certain things, the people around me that are skilled are so because of practice.

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