Matt1112211 Posted September 19, 2015 Share Posted September 19, 2015 (edited) This was my first attempt at an issue essay, it is probably not the best but I would appreciate any feedback, thank you very much!In any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field. Often times, it is generalized that success in any field is dervied from experience. However, in modern society, this claim proves to be inaccurate. Surely this is a time of human history where one can make a significant contribution without relevant experience or achievements. Spectacular things are being created and improved by innovators that started with just an idea. Of course, it would be very challenging to make a significant contribution to a field where no past achievements have been marked. However to claim this feat as impossible is simply wrong and naive. This is a time in history where making a significant contribution to a field with nothing but a strong idea is at an all time high. Even without relevant experience of past achievements, opportunities for those who seek hard enough are pleantiful. We evidently see this in the massive amount of start up businesses. Often times, a person enters the field with nothing but an idea and if successful, they forever change the dynamic of that field. A famous example defying this claim would be Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the website, “Facebook”. Even though Mark was a computer science major, he had little to no past achievments in creating social media websites. Nor did he have any sort of business background except for his college roommate at the time. Mark went on to create one of, if not, the biggest social media websites to ever exist. His contribution has forever changed social media websites and the internet in general. Perhaps being a field so long can blind oneself of new idea’s or different ways to make lasting contributions. Or, maybe being a field long enough can give you the experience needed to make an everlasting contribution. But to make the claim it is strictly impossible to make a significant contribution without past achievements is highly inaccurate. Edited September 19, 2015 by Matt1112211 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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