Grit, Graft, and Getting Over It.


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This week, NPR had an interesting segment on the perceived importance of “grit” and the movement to teach it in schools. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, grit is another name for “resilience” or “pluck”. The internet tells me that “ballsy” and “cojones” are synonyms for grit, but it’s not a gender-specific trait (see Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks, and Tami Taylor). I will concede that True Pluck would be an unlikely name for a wild west movie.
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