Uncertainty in Jobs

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In English class, we read an essay, The Great Influenza, regarding scientific research and analyzed the different rhetorical strategies that the author, John M. Barry, uses to characterize it. The essay uses metaphors and repetition to explain how uncertainty is helpful in making scientific discoveries. That made me wonder if other occupations believe in the same concept of uncertainty being helpful to the path of success. Most jobs I think of would have a negative attitude towards uncertainty since they want to know their potential outcomes. For instance, a manager at a store would want to predict their future output of products in order to know how much product to order for their store. What other jobs, besides those relating to the scientific method, have a positive attitude towards uncertainty?

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