CHRIS FREMANTLE

Failure and social mobility

Posted in Failure by chrisfremantle on February 20, 2013

A piece in the Guardian juxtaposed the (excessive) focus on examinations with the need to be able to cope with failure.  Apparently research studies have shown that those who are better able to cope with setbacks (e.g. poor exam results) are more likely to be resilient and be able to succeed in life.

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  1. eddyvanmourik said, on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

    A related article I read by Oliver Burkeman: http://m.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jun/15/happiness-is-being-a-loser-burkeman

    I read the book he published on the subject as well and actually found it rather enlightening.
    All the best.


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