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Old 04-11-2017, 09:09 AM   #46
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Brazil
Default Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#39): Daredevil, Luck, Super Luck

For example, in real life, we have an interesting figure called Giuseppe Garibaldi. That guy is nuts. His most remarkable achievement was the unification of Italy, BUT, that aint the only thing he has done. Before fighting in Italy, he were here in my country, in Brazil, where he were one of the main leaders of one of the major civil wars my country ever had, called the Farroupilhas revolt (the italian community in Brazil is bigger than in USA by the way). After that, he fought in Uruguay, and in Argentina after that. And, after playing Victorian Age "Che" Guevara, he went to Italy to build a country.

That's one man who were born to fight. How did he survive for so long, being involved into so many wars? Well... Luck... Perhaps. He just got Luck.

You see, its a matter of chance. What's the odds for a soldier to survive one single battle? And 2? 3? 100? And even 1000?

So, if there is a chance of only 0.0001% for a soldier to survive 1000 battles, in a war with millions of soldiers, you can expect a handfull few to do it. Can you not say that they weren't luck - specially if you compare with the guy that died in the first day before even being able to reach the shore?
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