Reflective Essay On Outliers

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Since childhood, students are told to work towards a goal or to improve a specific skill for it. However, after reading the first two chapters of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I noticed that it could not be worked on your entire life. It’s only a mere coincidence of opportunities and success based on events they have partaken in. Once the opportunity comes up, they are quickly taken and are used to be led into success. Famous celebrities such as sportsmen, actors or political figure can say it was because they have worked hard for it, but it is often overused as an excused. However, there are examples of people who have taken the advantage of situations, the outliers in the working society. Writers, artists, musicians or any sort of people can take advantage of people’s emotions and what is becoming an issue in modern day life. From my previous view, it was only to work hard towards a goal, but now it is seen differently. Success is not an objective in an individual’s life, but a coincidence or opportunity. Outliers use the opportunity that they are conscious of, and thus work with it to succeed. They took a different angle of their goal and were able to …show more content…
When the computer was introduced, it was new and developing. Take for example, the leading developers of the beginning of the computer age Bill Gates, Paul Allen; They were born between 1953 and 1958. It was to illustrate their entire story was “about people who were given a special opportunity to work really hard and seized it, and who happened to come of age at a time when that extraordinary effort was rewarded by the rest of the society.”. (Outliers 67). Depending on the age in 1975, their understanding of the way the computer’s purpose in creating and developing technology allowed them to chase after it. Without their opportunity in this new technology, most of what we have would possibly have been underdeveloped and behind by a few

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