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Why This Book Matters:
David and Goliath explains how common disadvantages can give people the upper hand.
The Big Takeaways:
- Looking at our accomplishments against those of our successful peers prevents us from being our best selves.
- If Our desire to go head to head with the best to become better only hurts our self-esteem.
- The more opportunity a child has in their natural environment, the less they learn about the real world.
- The more elite of an education a child receives, the less opportunity they have to learn skills rooted in survival.
- The issues children have with learning are difficult in the present moment but allow them to learn a set of skills unique to them.
- For example, people with reading disabilities are more likely to answer elaborate or trick questions correctly because they must slow down to read the words.
- Trauma gives people a sense of bravery that allows them to push on in their everyday lives.
- People who face trauma are more likely to put in the time and effort to make things the way they desire.
- Those who may be seen as the weakest link can pull ahead by doing things in a way that differs from everyone else.
- The underdog is capable of success through means of his own.