Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Sense of Entitlement

"When we talk about the advantages of class, Lareau argues, this is in large part what we mean. Alex Williams is better off than Kate Brindle becuase he’s wealthier and because he goes to a better school, but also because - and perhaps this is even more crucial - the sense of entitlement that he has been taught is an attitude perfectly suited to succeeding in the modern world."

— "Outliers: The Story of Success", Malcolm Gladwell (2008, p108)

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