Grit & Character trumps IQ

Kids need grit rather than IQ or self-esteem to succeed. Interesting review of Paul Tough’s book, “How children succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character” in last Saturday’s Globe and Mail from Toronto. Kids need to learn how to manage failure and adversity. IQ is not character. Just what we saw in the background of many convention speeches in US. And hello, duh, the Bible has been saying it for millenia. “We rejoice in in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character…” (See Rom. 5:3,4 and other texts.) “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything [in character]” (James 1:2-4).

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