I know a guy who thinks he is a gift from the heavens. There's a strut in his step, and a cock of the head anytime his opinion ("fact") is questioned. I've heard that when challenged in primary school, he would interrupt, "I'm right, my dad's a doctor!" While this anecdote got me giggling, it also got me thinking. Do people really think their parents' accomplishments guarantee their own expertise or success? We often hear about social 'anomalies' like whizz kids from underprivileged areas pioneering life-changing technology, or brands that started as struggling nothings and now set global trends. We look at these cases as outliers that escaped their otherwise doomed fates. But how did they manage to transcend the expected?
By Rhiannon Rees, Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 29 May 2015 11:14