I have benefited from beginners luck when I played Pinochle for the first time

I have benefited from beginners luck when i played

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I have benefited from beginner’s luck when I played Pinochle for the first time and did surprisingly very well. One day I went over to my Grandmother’s house and she was playing Pinochle with her friends. I started to watch and try to understand the game when I was dealt a hand to join the game. Since I had no experience in playing that game whatsoever, I had no clue what kind of hand I had. It turns out that I was dealt the best hand to play with and I won the game against seniors that had been playing this game for over a decade. The reason I won was because of beginner’s luck. I had no prior experience in Pinochle and therefore, I wasn’t attached to any outcomes like my other teammates. I was also open to any strategy that would make me successful. These concepts of open mindedness are heavily prevalent in Zen Buddhism. Overall, in The Alchemist, the concept of beginner’s luck or “Favorability” is seen throughout Santiago's journey to achieve his personal legend. Beginners luck helps Santiago be successful in his journey of going after his personal legend. A beginner would be luckier than an expert because of their open mindedness to any outcome and they have no fear of failure. Thus, they have a positive outlook that allows them to feel successful in almost every situation.
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Harvey 4 Works Cited Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist . HarperCollins Publishers., 1988. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind , 12 Feb. 2015, - mind.
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