Taking Chances In Ayn Rand's Among The Hidden

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Have you ever taken a chance? Well i have a lot of times, and sometimes it did not turn out how i pictured it. Most of the time you should avoid taking chances because you can’t be sure how it will turn out. But, sometimes taking a chance might even be so you won’t get hurt or killed.

For example, Among the Hidden. Among the Hidden is about a boy named Luke who is a third child which is illegal in that world due to overpopulation issues. So the parents of Luke took a chance so that they could have a third child. Though, i think that they made the wrong choice. Because, they could have been sentenced to death or life in prison by the police.

Speaking of the police, they have to take chances everyday just to keep

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