13. Choices and Chance

This set of challenges asks you to focus on fate, luck, fortune, chance, and choices. Clint Eastwood, as Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry, said it best: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

Now get started writing!

274. Taking Risks

Suggested time: 10–15 minutes


Do you consider yourself a risk taker or risk-averse? Explain why, providing specific examples.

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Penicillin was discovered by chance. In 1928, scientist Alexander Fleming went on vacation without cleaning up his work area. When he returned, he discovered on some of his cultures a strange fungus that prevented ...

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