Ok, for that I would say no! neither me nor you would want our kids to be born in Nigeria!
A) The question was if your parents would have wanted YOU born in a country with the same situation as Nigeria (at the time you were born) in terms of economic opportunities, infrastructure, crime rate, literacy rate, etc, etc. You misunderstood the question.
But let us pretend that was the question, what disadvantages would being born in Nigeria bring your children in the future that they wouldn't have a good chance of avoiding elsewhere?
It's not only about luck its about how worthy you make you like become!
The choice is always on the person!
This is true but the choices AVAILABLE are what we seem to disagree on. I would argue luck plays a very large role in what choices one has available to them and whether they are equipped or not to foresee the probable outcome of those choices.
You could be living in Switzerland but choose to become a hacker or you could be living somewhere in the slums in India but choose to be an actor or a professional! well the fact also depends on the opportunities you get to give it a go!
So what? People make choices, I think everyone on this board already knew that.
How do these two hypothetical examples support or undermine any point on either side of the discussion?
So luck is not really the bottom line of things.
A lovely statement but you've provided no logical support for it that I can see. Maybe the fault is mine but I am hoping you can reformulate your ideas into something more convincing.
What i am trying to say mate is that, the article/table is misleading given all the points ive outlined earlier! Like I said, there are other countries which should have been on that list and could well be placed 50th or below!
So you think there should be or could be other countries on that list where life is generally "unluckier?" Yet you're also saying luck doesn't play any factor in leading a fortunate life? You'll have to forgive me if I am confused by your thinking.
Please tell me how I have misinterpreted what you've written.