This was mitigated by Scotland's commitment, obsession even, with learning and self-improvement .
There is an ingrained faith that effort and self-improvement will be rewarded, and that if things go wrong it is up to you to fix them.
It sounds convincingly like self-improvement .
As I have shown, the structure of opportunities in late imperial society was predicated on self-improvement in the management of human relationships.
The book's themes of character and self-improvement were developed from his years swimming for Dartmouth.
Education, self-improvement and enterprise were, historically, the natural instincts of Scots.
Most people go about their daily lives committed to self-improvement and informal ways of learning.
The concern for self-improvement and bettering one's social status carried over to their communal home, the church.
The diploma he will receive when he graduates will open many doors to further self-improvement .
A lot of what people do for fun, or for self-realisation or self-improvement , revolves around knowledge.