Taking Chances

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Comp. 1/ Hour 2
Argument Essay RD-1
5 October 2010

How does somebody reach a goal or do something they would really like to accomplish? They take chances. If somebody just wanted to play it safe all the time, it would take forever to reach their goals. People will see this and realize that they are much better off when they take chances. When you take chances, you get the results you want most of the time. People cannot be afraid to fail. If we are afraid to fail, we will not accomplish the goals we set for ourselves. In fact, we cannot set goals at all. Taking chances adds some spice to life. When we just play it safe, life is boring. Living life while playing it safe is not living life. We do not get ourselves anywhere when we just keep on stopping ourselves from taking chances. There is no hope for us. Taking chances makes life interesting. It makes us who we are. We need to get out of our comfort zone in order to grow and change. Sometimes it will work out and sometimes it won’t. This is how we learn and grow stronger. When we decide to play it safe, we could just as well say that we are satisfied with what we have. We think that we are as good as we are going to get. We cannot get any better than we are. This is the wrong way to do things. Do you think the Europeans who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas played it safe? They could not have played it safe or they wouldn’t have given up their homes, their belongings and possibly their life. The pioneers took chances by riding covered wagons into the new Louisiana Purchase. They faced the great elements of Mother Nature during their entire adventure until they found a place they wanted to call home. When falling in love, we take a chance. We are blocking out the fact that in the end, we could possibly get hurt. But with love, an extraordinary thing could also happen to us. We could meet the person who we will spend the rest of our life with. The key to taking...
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