Gaman — The Gritty Japanese Word for an Integral National Characteristic

Children who learn this from an early age become remarkably resilient adults

Bonsai pine.
Bonsai trees take decades of regular care. That is a lot of gaman. (IlonaBurschl via Pixabay.)

In 2016, Angela Duckworth published her research on what she called “Grit” — a winning combination of passion and perseverance — that she…



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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher


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