Oh, my.  Read this.

What a breathtaking analysis of a topic which undergirds much current discussion on race and class in America.  Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld write about what drives success in today’s New York Times.

Chua and Rubenfeld present the Triple Package:  superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control.  How this package of traits has operated to dramatically benefit some groups in America.

Now, it’s all more nuanced than that.  But understanding how these traits come about and can be useful could guide us who serve others in what we have long been led to believe is an exceptional nation.