Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Matthew Effect

The rainy weather can not possibly be a glumy weather in India.For they die of summer here.Not a pretty swell day.You learn the appropriate usage of cardamom in egg curry,evening tea and then you learn Canadian Hockey,European soccer, US's baseball players have always had their advantages.

"Parents with a child born at the end of the calendar year often think about holding their child back before the start of kindergarten; it's hard for a five-year-old to keep up with a child born many months earlier. But most parents, one suspects, think that whatever disadvantage a younger child faces in kindergarten eventually goes away. But it doesn't.It's just like hockey. The small initial advantage that the child born in the early part of the year has over the child born at the end of the year persists. It locks children into patterns of achievement and underachievement, encouragement and discouragement, that stretch on and on for years."

So this is how THE MATTHEW EFFECT goes on.And I too agree.This book is Revelatory.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a GoodRead..... WILL TRY SOMEDAY SURE!!! Happy sunday evening there!