Friday, January 02, 2009

Quote of the Week

"People don't rise from nothing. We do owe something to parentage and patronage. The people who stand before kings may look like they did it all themselves. But in fact they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways that others cannot. It makes a difference where and when we grew up."
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, p.19

1 comment:

Becs said...

I'm glad somebody finally said it. It's an American heresy, but it's also a universal truth.

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