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The Truth About Grit

Jonah Lehrer’s article “The Truth About Grit” is an illuminating article which gives the audience a different perspective on innovation and intelligence. The article opens with the tale of Isaac Newton and the apple, the quintessential story of world changing innovation and genius. Lehrer sheds new light on the well known anecdote, revealing some of the … Continue reading

Steve Pinker: The Moral Instinct

Steve Pinker’s article, “The Moral Instinct,” published in The New York Times on January 13, 2008 draws the readers with a simple question that seems easy to answer; “which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Theresa, Bill Gates or Norman Borlaug?” This question, as simple as it may seem, … Continue reading


The “Moral Instinct” an essay written by Steven Pinker and published  in The New York Times is an article which focuses on the Moral intuitions we value and base our reasoning on. He introduces many sub-topics in the morality of our beings such as rationalization, universal morals, and a variety of psychological states. He discusses … Continue reading

“The Moral Instinct” Response

“The Moral Instinct” is an essay written by Steve Pinker, an experimental psychology writer, published in The New York Times on January 13, 2008. Pinkers essay is an outline of individual’s moral intuitions as well as values and moral illusions. He summarizes illusions as a sixth sense known as the moral sense. Pinker goes on … Continue reading

“The Truth About Grit”- Ashley Yevick

“The Truth about grit” from the Boston Globe is about how having ‘grit’ (sticking to one main goal) can make a person more successful in life. When an individual has one long-term goal that they never give up on even when it’s getting difficult, they are more likely to achieve hat goal and in return be more successful … Continue reading

‘The Truth About Grit’ Response.

Grit is defined as a mixture between persistence and curiosity, which requires pure effort rather then pure intelligence. Although many may believe founders like Newton and Edison were genius for discovering something new, what people fail to realize is that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Epiphanies of great discoveries don’t come from some … Continue reading

TheTruth About Grit

Jonah Lehrer author of the work entitle “The Truth About Grits” gives reader insight on why successful people maintain successful lifestyle. As he goes in dept about grit a form of perseverance staying focus on one goal without changing being a personality trait is more ideally relevant than the use of an IQ test which … Continue reading

The Moral Instinct- Steven Pinker

The Moral Instinct, by Steven Pinker goes over what having morals is defined as and how they change due to different cultures or from changes in the circumstances. He provides multiple examples of what the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ thing would be in specific cases and involves the reader by asking them these questions without providing … Continue reading

“The Moral Instinct”

“The Moral Instinct” was an article published in the New York Times Magazine on January 13, 2008. It was written by Steven Pinker, professor of psychology at Harvard University. His article discusses morality, and his ideas on how people think and act morally, and how morality changes over time. He also goes on to question … Continue reading

The Moral Instinct

Reading this article i was more than blown away and amazed about the relations between moralization and personal lifestyle that author Steven Pinker brings up. Although we all have common moral view of life we use our daily experiences to make the difference on what we may accept and what we simply can not such … Continue reading