The concept, or even the existence, of luck is controversial. By its definition, luck would seem to be a chance occurrence—one that brings good or bad fortune to an individual. Is luck really the metaphorically accidental occurrence that favors some but has no assignable cause? Luck is a part of many stories about creative outcomes. Alexander Fleming reportedly went on vacation and returned to discover mold growing in his Petrie dish. Examination of the mold in the cast-o
Creativity is valued as an essential human ability. For much of recorded history, the ability to produce creative outcomes has been seen as a gift bestowed rather than as a capacity commonly existing in humans. In more current times, however, research has suggested that there are a number of personal attributes commonly present in individuals who have established a reputation for being creative in their respective fields.
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