An IQ is for life, right?
“Our intelligence score is fixed, we are stuck with it as we are stuck with our genes. Some are genetically destined for success, the path ahead for others lies in mediocrity…”
“I wouldn’t be so sure” - would be the response of both Alfred Binet and Carol Dweck.
Dweck might even go on and reuse some of the material from her book Mindset, and say:
“Did you know that Darwin and Tolstoy were considered ordinary children? That Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers of all time, was completely uncoordinated and graceless as a child? That the photographer Cindy Sherman, who has been on virtually every list of the most important artists of the twentieth century, failed her first photography course? That Geraldine Page, one of our greatest actresses, was advised to give it up for lack of talent..."
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