Dr. Robert McGrath, VIA Senior Scientist, writes about grit and the rush to target perseverance and passion as goals in school systems across the country in his new post “Beyond Grit” on the VIA Character Blog:
“These days we’re more likely to talk about skills or competencies than virtues, but I believe the principle still holds: character education that focuses on only one element of character creates an illusion of good character. The idea that we can focus on one component of the good life and think we are doing well is at best wrongheaded, and at worst dangerous.”
Perhaps grit is best viewed as one essential ingredient of the many required for us to create a good life and a good society. Check out this excellent post over at the VIA Character blog.