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Old 03-21-19, 01:29 PM
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Re: Things to say and not to say to kids

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Originally Posted by Daniel1970 View Post
Interesting, I was just skimming through a quick 61-slide show on MSN about things never to say to kids, and one of them was “you can be anything you want in life”. The reason you shouldn’t say that is because Success = talent + hard work + luck, and Great Success = a little more talent + hard work + a lot of luck. This is consistent with the latest thinking about success found in books such as The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which came highly recommended to me by a friend.

That slide show is here, by the way:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/p...Czg?ocid=ientp
But if you never try something you'll never know if you could have done it well.
You don't have to be rich and famous to do something well.
I tell my ASD granddaughter that she can try to do anything she wants,
but ... it will take her longer to do it than it takes most people. Keep trying.
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