Do we have to work hard to succeed?
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Work hard: Study or work really well get good results
Succeed: Good future
With the extreme exception of those who inherit incredible wealth, the majority of the population work hard to amass their wealth and success. Evidence is displayed in people such as Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, Tim Cook, etc (Business Insider, 2012) who all worked extremely hard to generate their success.
Looking forward to your counter argument!
And Rachael Ray, she managed to earn 60 million dollars without even thinking about going to College.
BTW, Good luck :3
Jobs went to work early and came home late at night (hard work) and knew little of his family (sacrifice). Jobs was "pushed into a marginalized position" where he was forced to leave Apple, the company he created, then went to develop Pixar and NeXT Inc. (Biography.com, 2016), upon his return to Apple he made it the wealthiest company in the world (Forbes, 2016). Such feats could not be accomplished without "hard work".
Success is no accident. " George Pele
Somebodyintheworld forfeited this round.
Success - comes at a price. As it is highly unlikely that you would inherit massive amounts of wealth from you parents or win a lottery ticket you would be forced (should you want to be successful) to work. There is no secret formula or mystical guide that makes you instantly rich. Ask any millionaire.
Because Con did not post their rebuttal we are forced to assume that they cannot contend against the arguments.
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Vote Placed by ssadi 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro pointed out that except of inheriting huge wealth or winning a lottery, which happen in extreme conditions (i.e., very rare), success always comes with a price. They also provided examples such as Richard Branson, Michael Jordan and Tim Cook who achieved success by hard work. Con argued that there are people like Steve Jobs and Rachael Ray achieved great success without going to college. Firstly, working hard is not only studying, as Con also defined it to be "Study or WORK REALLY well [to] get good results". Pro said that Steve Jobs achieved success as a result of working hard and sacrifice. It is easy to see that Pro provided more convincing arguments while Con didn't refute Pro's arguments (even according to definition of work hard they provided). Therefore, arguments obviously go to Pro. Con also forfeited last round, so conduct also goes to Pro.
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