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True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught? By Angela Lee Duckworth (Transcript)

I want to end with a couple of quotes. If you look at early films of people that we all love — maybe you love Will Smith — I do — maybe you love Matt Dillon or Rob Lowe, take any Academy Award winning actor and go watch one of their first films. More likely than not it was terrible. So the interesting thing is what makes somebody have a terrible film, which is poorly reviewed, and actually stay with it? Whatever it is, I think Will Smith has got it, and he was also very funny when he talks about it. And I think Woody Allen has it. And I think that essentially the question for the Blue [Roan] School and for the rest of us who are interested in children is whatever that is, let’s figure it out and then through the art which is teaching and education let’s bring it to children.

Thank you very much.

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