What activity would you try if you knew you could not fail?

Compiled and edited by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers what they would do if it was guaranteed that they would not fail. From skydiving to joining the circus, here are some of our favourite answers

Compiled and edited by Nicole Moraleda |

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If something was guaranteed, what would you do?

Superhero potion

I’d make a potion that would let me to stop time with my mind. I’d be like a superhero – I could help people who were in trouble, and fight bad guys. I could stop bullets and change their direction. The look robbers would have on their faces when they realised the guns they were pointing at me are actually pointing towards them would be priceless.

Chris Chow, 16, STFA Seaward Woo College

Show me the money

I would probably buy loads of tickets for a lottery where I would win at least HK$1 million, since there’s no way I could lose the money I put into that!

Aiswarya Rambhatla, 15, South Island School

Harvard, here I come

I’d apply to an elite university like Oxford, Harvard, or Cambridge because I think it would be otherwise impossible for me to go to them. I’m sure all the students there are very clever and that I could learn a lot from them. Given the chance, I would use the opportunity to broaden my horizons.

Hayley Pang, 16, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

Circus time

I’d perform in a circus. Riding a horse, balancing on a tight rope, running over flames, being shot into the sky from a cannon – these acts are all super challenging and dangerous, but if it were guaranteed I would not fail, then I think it’d be fine to try.

Teresa Kwok, 14, South Island School


I’d try skydiving. Skydiving seems pretty terrifying to me and you need to be brave to jump out of a plane. Failing at skydiving could result in death … but if there were a guarantee I wouldn’t fail, I’d love to give it a go.

Yoonjung Choi, 14, Hong Kong International School


It’s a bird. It’s a plane...

The first thing I’d do is fly. Ever since I was young, I’ve longed for the power to fly freely through the sky. If this were possible, I’d fly to the top of Mount Everest where I could enjoy the breathtaking view from the mountain’s peak. I’d also be able to travel to all parts of the world.

Chloe Lau Hong-ching, 13, St Mary’s Canossian College

Beauty queen

When I was in Primary Six, I watched the Miss Hong Kong pageant on TV and was completely captivated. Since then, I’ve wanted to enter the competition as I think it would be an exciting experience. However, I’ve always been worried that I would be made fun of if I didn’t win. If I were guaranteed not to fail, I would take part in a heartbeat. I would give it my all and try to make friends with the contestants along the way. This would be a dream come true.

May Ng Mei-wang, 15, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

Exam wizard

I feel like this is a no-brainer, but I’d immediately take all my exams. I wouldn’t need to revise or worry about what my results would be as I’d have no chance of failing. This would save me a lot of time and stress. I could even take other exams that I haven’t learned a thing about while I was at it!

Zachary Perez Jones, 14, South Island School

Sportswoman of the year

I’d enter as many sports competitions as possible. I’m generally not very skilled in sports, so the looks on my classmates’ faces if they saw me win trophies in basketball, swimming, running, badminton, fencing, table tennis, squash … imagine the bragging rights!

Ady Lam, 14, Island School

Master (dessert) chef

If I were guaranteed success, I’d bake complicated cakes and desserts! Since there’d be zero chance of failing, I could bake as many goodies as I wanted, and they’d all turn out perfect. I’d share them with my family and friends, or even hold a bake sale for charity.

Prisha Sharma, 16, Delia School of Canada

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