Gifts should be nurtured, not ignored

6th May 2011 at 01:00

I agree very much with Matthew Syed's thesis. Though successful in my own code (history of education), I often felt I was only a "slogger". However, I often quoted Thomas Edison to my classes: "Genius is 1 per cent inspiration, 99 per cent perspiration." Well done on a brilliant insight into human effort and achievement.

Jim Cooke, Dublin.

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