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Fortunes of politicians show life is full of hits and misses

Editor's Viewpoint

How did you fare over the past decade? Did you fulfil ambitions you held in 2010 in your personal life or career? Several Northern Ireland people, mostly politicians, have revealed how their life developed in the intervening years. For Alliance leader Naomi Long, the trajectory has been mostly upwards while the DUP's Emma Little-Pengelly saw victory and defeat and seems to have accepted both in equal measure.

Anyone who can look back on a decade and find only positives in it is extremely fortunate and long may their good luck continue. Life can turn sour in an instant, so the best advice is to live in the moment and savour the good times.

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