August 2, 2012

Earned Success and American Exceptionalism

America and the Value of 'Earned Success' - Arthur Brooks
“Earned success means defining your future as you see fit and achieving that success on the basis of merit and hard work. It allows you to measure your life's "profit" however you want, be it in money, making beautiful music, or helping people learn English. Earned success is at the root of American exceptionalism.”

Comment: This is a superb concise commentary on the benefits of “earned success” vs. the corrosive effect of “learned helplessness.”

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