What Drives Success? - NYTimes.com
Juliana Silveira stashed this in Interesting news
"It turns out that for all their diversity, the strikingly successful groups in America today share three traits that, together, propel success. The first is a superiority complex — a deep-seated belief in their exceptionality. The second appears to be the opposite — insecurity, a feeling that you or what you’ve done is not good enough. The third is impulse control.
Any individual, from any background, can have what we call this Triple Package of traits. But research shows that some groups are instilling them more frequently than others, and that they are enjoying greater success."
Fascinating article. Some discussion:
Yes, as a brazilian with an american jewish boyfriend we always wonder what our kids would feel about such a mixed backgrounds and cultures (we don't have them yet). This article gives good material to think of it :)
Mixed kids are usually happy to have so many cultures to identify with and be a part of.