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What principles does the Old Man from The Old Man and the Sea employ in fishing that can be adapted to the profession you hope to pursue?

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There are a number of character traits and principles of Santiago’s which can be adapted to any career. For the purposes of answering this question, I will discuss three: determination, problem solving skills, and the ability to manage stress.

With regard to determination, the fact that Santiago continued to head out to sea even after his apprentice, Manolin, was unable to accompany him any longer for financial...

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