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In chapter 1 of outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell introduces the Mathew effect his claim stated that people who have passion talent and hard work can be successful people dont rise from nothing they come from Hardy seeds He also mentioned that kids who matured faster than others grew up to be professional hockey players or amazing soccer players Gladwell argued that they became professional hockey players or amazing soccer players because of the month they were born hockey players that were born in January February or March made it to the professional level because when they were younger they had an advantage over the kids who were born in August September or November When they first start off usually at a young age they have no experience so the coaches just assume that the older kids are better because they are older so the older kids get the best coaches get to play alongside the best players of their age group and they get to play more games than the kids who were younger Even in school this claim applies the kids who are older get put in advanced classes and get better teachers and more challenging subjects while the younger kids are in average classes and get average teachers And the reason why the older kids are put in the advance class is because teachers think because they are older they must me more mature so they can handle advance classes And the people who arent in the advance classes dont do as well as the other students and get bad grades and fall into a depression because they arent like the other students in the advance classes Its really unfortunate for those select few who are born in the end of the year they are overlooked by society at such a young age that they couldnt become successful in school But if people paid more attention and didnt put the older kids
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