Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

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  1. Considering ‘Egocentric Bias’, do you think you see yourself objectively? Have you experienced someone claiming more credit than they deserve?
  2. Do you consider luck to be a major factor in a successful outcome?
  3. Do you think acknowledging luck is beneficial for individuals and society?
  4. Do you consider yourself lucky to be born in your country and into your family?
  5. Have you ever aimed for a competitive spot that requires both hard work and luck? Would you have dedicated the same amount of time and effort if you knew it required a tremendous amount of luck?
  6. Will you downplay the role of luck when raising your children to emphasize the importance of their effort?
  7. Do you acknowledge the external factors that drive your life? Does this lead you to feel appreciation and gratitude?
  8. Have you ever tried bringing luck to your favor? What method did you use?
  9. The narrator mentioned that “raising our awareness of fortunate events can also make us happier because it allows us to feel gratitude.” Do you agree that being grateful makes you happier?
  10. Please list the key points from the article, to summarize the story.
  11. Can you list the new vocabulary you learned from this article? What are the definitions of the vocabulary in this context? Can you make your own sentence with the words?
  12. Please list any items the student should review.
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