I have always been a firm believer in things happen for a reason. I felt as though I can connect almost anything to something beneficial in the future. After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, I realized things happen not for a reason but rather, because of a reason. Outliers is in your face. Some argue that what Gladwell writes is racist, but rather I look at as showing cultural differences and how these differences can be used to an advantage.
Outliers has made me want to try to have my future children in the first three months of the year, to become an advocate of year-round schooling and to keep on going until I get 10,000 hours in on that one skill; because I want to be an outlier and I want my children to be outliers as well. Outliers is truly an eye-opening read and I look forward to the rest of Gladwell’s books.