Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On Luck

Better lucky than good?
Or lucky because you are good?
Or only good because you are lucky?

Do "lucky" people actually have a higher allocation of luck than others?
Do they use more of their luck?
Or do they use it on bigger, more noticeable things?

On your "unlucky" days, do you have less luck than usual?
Or are you not noticing when you are lucky, and simply focussing on the bad?
Is it possible that your share of luck has been given to somebody else for the day?


PTR said...

Napoleon believed that luck was a personal attribute. So did Han Solo.

Pink Stethoscopes said...

But how does that explain a "lucky" person having unlucky days? And vice-versa? It's quite a conundrum.

PTR said...

If you want a serious answer, I don't believe in luck but I do believe in confidence. Eg: jelcos - when you're hot, you're hot. When you're not...

Having confidence often increases your chances of success, and the opposite for lacking confidence. Thus a self-reinforcing system is set up, which could be thought of as luck.

So you should always start the day with a small success.

Pink Stethoscopes said...

Wow. I like that one.