Myth of Effortless Perfection—A Fixed Mindset Holds You Back

Myth of Effortless Perfection—A Fixed Mindset Holds You Back

Many children, especially young girls, are taught that their value lies in their perfection, and that this perfection shouldn’t take any effort. But effortless perfection is a myth, and believing in the need to demonstrate effortless perfection is a dangerous mindset. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s growth and fixed mindsets and why effortless perfection is a myth.

Appalachian Family: As Backward as Hillbilly Elegy Claims?

Appalachian Family: As Backward as Hillbilly Elegy Claims?

Is there a typical lifestyle of the Appalachian family? Are stereotypes about Appalachian families true? As both a work of social commentary and an autobiography, Hillbilly Elegy takes us through Vance’s formative years in an Appalachian family, where he witnesses one social dysfunction after another. We’ll cover these attributes of the Appalachian family and what Vance’s family life indicates about other families in the area.

Are All Hillbilly Families Violent and Poor? (Hillbilly Elegy)

Are All Hillbilly Families Violent and Poor? (Hillbilly Elegy)

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis examines the spiritual and social decline of the Appalachian white working class through the story of the hillbilly family of its author, JD Vance. Growing up in a post-industrial Ohio town, Vance encountered the symptoms of community and familial dysfunction—drug and alcohol abuse, unstable marriages, lack of education, and evasion of hard work—that underscore the failing values of the culture from which he came. We’ll cover the ways in which Vance’s hillbilly family has shaped who he is today and how the stereotypes of the hillbilly family are, in

Myth of Socioeconomic Mobility in America (Hillbilly Elegy)

Myth of Socioeconomic Mobility in America (Hillbilly Elegy)

How flexible is socioeconomic mobility in America? Is socioeconomic mobility a myth? And when is economic mobility detached from social mobility? Hillbilly Elegy sets out to explore the struggles of the rural white working class in 21st-century America and the barriers to socioeconomic mobility. The book tells a story of dysfunctional families; substance abuse; the material, spiritual, and moral decline of Appalachia; and the struggles to achieve true economic and social mobility in the United States.

4 Appalachian Stereotypes: Are Hillbillies Lazy and Violent?

4 Appalachian Stereotypes: Are Hillbillies Lazy and Violent?

What are the most common Appalachian stereotypes? Are they accurate? Hillbilly Elegy sets out to explore the struggles of the rural white working class in 21st-century America through the personal story of its author, JD Vance. Part autobiography, part sociological text, and part political manifesto, the book tells a story of dysfunctional families; substance abuse; the material, spiritual, and moral decline of Appalachia; and the struggles to achieve true economic and social mobility in the United States. Ultimately, JD overcomes the odds and achieves a life of success and respectability outside of the hillbilly culture from which he came—but at

Hillbilly Highway: Hillbillies Come to Town, Alarming Locals

Hillbilly Highway: Hillbillies Come to Town, Alarming Locals

What was the “Hillbilly Highway”? How did this phenomenon start, and where? The “Hillbilly Highway” is a name for stretches of U.S. Route 23 and Interstate 75. It earned its moniker from the mass migration of “hillbilly” families from Kentucky to the midwest in search of jobs. We’ll cover how the “Hillbilly Highway” came to be and how JD Vance’s family arrives in Ohio in Hillbilly Elegy.