Analysis Of David Brooks Putting Grit In Its Place

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In his column, “Putting Grit in Its Place” (2016), David Brooks argues that “gritty people” (9) are fueled through desire and longing, but G.P.A, “the mother of all extrinsic motivations” (3), only eradicates the grit towards student’s “passionate interests” (16) and instead points it towards “joyless intonations” (5) that are done to simply “get close to that 4.0” (2) or beyond. Brooks supports his claim by appealing to the readers’ emotions through describing the strenuous lives of students and athletes who are willing to complete anything “in the most arduous way possible” (7), the author also illustrates the “unpleasantness” (6) of students having to fulfill the expectations created in our society by being “prudentially balanced about

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