To Build a Fire
Abby Salmon

There are many lessons to be learned from Jack London's "To Build a Fire", but one thing stands out to me above the rest; the man in the story was said to have no imagination, and that kept him from considering all outcomes of a situation. He "was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances", meaning that he did not question his surroundings or plan for the worst. He noticed the cold, but did not wonder how cold it was. This made the man over-confident, and if he had instead  questioned his own judgement and prepared for any complication or situation, he might have lived. No matter where you are, you should never believe that everything will go as planned, but prepare for the worst

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2 years ago
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Nice tackk Abby