Argumentative Essay On Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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Have you ever wanted to be successful and want to know what it takes? Some people think it takes only 10,000 hours of “practice, practice, practice.” Well, I think it will take more than practice to become an expert at something; it would take talent --- and practice. Some people may believe otherwise, and think it only takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. I can understand this, because I used to be a gullible person who believed in everything I read too. They think this because Malcolm Gladwell gave a few examples of “The 10,000 Hour Rule” in his novel, Outliers; in this novel he referred to a few successful faces in society to “prove” his point. The first reason I support this is because some people don’t have any previous experience, giving an “unfair advantage” to the naturally skilled. The author in the article Your Genes Don’t Fit: Why 10,000 Hours of Practice Won’t Make You an Expert notified that he was hopeless. “My brain simply doesn’t work in a way that allows me to write code,” the author articulated. He says this to show that he spent nearly as much time as Bill Gates at the same exact computer and is not an expert of programming …show more content…

The author of Your Genes Don’t Fit: Why 10,000 Hours of Practice Won’t Make You an Expert went to the same Computer Center as Bill Gates and spent as much time as him on the terminal. The author commented, “The computer was called Rax, so when I turned on the computer, a message would type out on paper: Rax says hello. Please sign in. And I would eagerly sign in. And that was it. I could do that much — but that was all. I was hopeless.” The author spent just as much time as Bill Gates at Rax, but since he didn’t have the natural talent of coding, all he could do was sign into Rax, and do the things already on Rax. He tried coding/programming multiple times, but he just couldn’t do

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