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Is Something You Are Passionate About Worth Risking Your Life?

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People risk their life for something they are passionate about: it can be their job, another person, even an animal. The Challenger space shuttle crew was passionate about what they did and they knew the risks about being in the shuttle and the worst happened to them. Steve Irwin was passionate about animals (mostly predators) and showing them to people. The most unfortunate thing happened to him also as he was stung in the heart by a stingray causing him to pass away. Other people like Will and Halt in the book The Ranger’s Apprentice, risk their lives on multiple occasions. They do so for their country and for doing what they are passionate about, being Rangers and defending their ...view middle of the document...

In the books of The Ranger’s Apprentice, Will faces both of these enemies doing his passion of being a Ranger. Him and his mentor, Halt defend the country from invading enemies, traveling to far away fiefs (states) risking their lives to help others in doing so (Flanagan, book 6). People that are truthfully passionate about something will do anything to become that or keep it with them their entire life, taking risks along the way.
Other people don’t risk their life; instead they risk something else, like money for example. There are new businesses popping up all around the world each day; some will succeed and others will fail miserably and may bankrupt the owner. On average about 80,000 businesses fail a year (Ask.com). Other people go to places for their passion and know the risks, yet think they can handle them and something goes wrong. In the book The Snake Charmer, Joe was on an expedition discovering over fifty new species of snakes and other reptiles. The expedition was cut off short when Joe was bitten in the hand by a many-banded krait, killing him. (The Snake Charmer, 8). Sometimes unexpected things happen when you are doing what you love, sometimes harmless,...

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