attentiveness

Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind.

Being present, whether with children, with friends, or even with oneself, is always hard work. But isn’t this attentiveness — the feeling that someone is trying to think about us — something we want more than praise?  Stephen Grosz

Unhurried, she talked to the child, but more importantly she observed, she listened. She was present. Stephen Grosz

https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/05/23/stephen-grosz-examined-life/

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