August 26, 2013

When it's cool to be dumb, Ctd with Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed spoke on Radio 4's series Four Thought, Original Thinkers and made a very insightful comment on how young people see hard work. He said:
"It was an eye opening experience for me at university. Just before going into a tutorial I would say to a fellow student:
"Have you done much work this week?"
And they would reply:
"No, none at all. Been in the bar the whole time."
And I would think after the tutorial, "how on earth did you write such an insightful essay on Plato, when you haven't read anything about him?

And of course the reason is that often young people see hard work as an indictment."
Read the original source here.

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