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Q2: Describe the connection between the “10,000-Hour Rule” and the wet-rice farmers in Asia.Wet-rice farmers, as described in OUTLIERS, spend countless of vigilant hours farming. This is a tedious work that involves dedication and sacrifice with long days and no vacations allowed. After farmers put forth their extreme efforts, they are soon rewarded with incredible rice. This is directly linked to the "10,000-Hour Rule" because Gladwell strongly believed that if one was to practice with full concentration a certain skill for 10,000 hours that soon they would inevitably master it. The wet-rice farmers practice this rule with intensity for they are estimated to work an average of three thousand hours a year. Because they put so much of their concentration and time into farming, they are able to perform exceedingly well, thus creating a healthy harvest.Q2: Gladwell states “success follows a predictable course.” How does this quote apply to Marita? How does this apply to you?
Q1: What does Gladwell mean when he states, “The outlier in the end is not an outlier at all.”At the start of his book, Gladwell describes what it is to be an outlier. An outlier is aperson, who achieves greatness, whether it be in one’s skills or career. Then Gladwell continues to write and provides his readers with content of his findings, which indicate that each outlier possesses a kind of advantage over others that is beyond anyone's control. He then brings himselfto the conclusion that due to this innate advantage, outliers are not significantly unique but are simply typical members of our society. Gladwell felt strongly about this topic and even goes on to write that "The outlier in the end is not an outlier at all."