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Session 12:

Session NO.: #12
o Suggested Key Words: , , lucky, , etc.
o Date: December 17th, 2014
o Developed by: “Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl”

Related Idioms & Expressions:
1. To keep one‟s fingers crossed: to wish someone luck
2. It‟s an ill wind that blows nobody good: someone who usually benefits from another person‟s misfortune – used to say that every problem brings some advantages for somebody else
3. As chance / luck / fate would have it: accidentally
4. To cross sb‟s palm with silver: to give a fortune teller or palm reader some money to tell you your horoscopic or astrological fortune in future.
5. Fighting chance: possibility of success after sustained effort


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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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