Main post link -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20756247
I read the earlier discussion about ideal education systems and was struck, that we all agree that motivation is one of the most important parts of learning. I thought this was an interesting article showing what I interpret to be that ego, confidence, and self-esteem are not necessarily a sign of motivation. That is not really what all my teachers have told me since I was in elementary school. I do see it a lot in my highschool though, lots of people who think their the greatest and don't try very hard. Maybe it it's only a US/Canadian trend. I thought it was interesting.