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Exercise #516

Exercise #516: Self Knowledge
Posted 4/19/13

A friend of mine told me “they” are recruiting people to go on a one-way trip to terraform Mars. I’m not sure who “they” are and likely this is some kind of scam, but if it were real . . .

Would you go?

Think about what it would mean to be a pioneer on another planet and the ramifications of the one-way nature of the voyage. Then show us whether you would or would not take on this challenge in such a way that we clearly understand why.

As always, you may show a character tackling this exercise instead.

Critiquers, you might choose to answer these questions for critiquing the piece:
     * Did you catch any spelling errors or other standard proofreading items? If so, note them for the author.
     * Can you relate to the author’s viewpoint? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
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Why this is a self-knowledge exercise: Leaving everything you know and love behind as you embark on a new life is not easy. Thinking about doing so should help you identify what you most value.

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