The Instigator
Somebodyintheworld
Con (against)
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The Contender
LachlanSmithson
Pro (for)
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Do we have to work hard to succeed?

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LachlanSmithson
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Somebodyintheworld

Con

Do we have to work hard to succeed?

Work hard: Study or work really well get good results

Succeed: Good future
LachlanSmithson

Pro

I accept.

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!
Debate Round No. 1
Somebodyintheworld

Con

Ok. But how about Steve Jobs? He didn't graduate from college and look at his company now! It is the biggest company in the world! Nearly everyone that can afford to have an Apple product has one.
And Rachael Ray, she managed to earn 60 million dollars without even thinking about going to College.

BTW, Good luck :3
LachlanSmithson

Pro

REBUTTAL

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
Good luck!
Debate Round No. 2
Somebodyintheworld

Con

Somebodyintheworld forfeited this round.
LachlanSmithson

Pro

Seeing as though Con forfeited their round I shall continue.

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.

Vote Pro!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LachlanSmithson 1 year ago
LachlanSmithson
This debate has been made extremely hard with the 500 characters limit... Even then, I wish you the best of luck through the debate and the voting period!
Posted by SocialDemocrat 1 year ago
SocialDemocrat
define work hard, and succeed
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Vote Placed by ssadi 1 year ago
ssadi
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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.