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on being lucky

Monday,  04/19/10  09:16 PM

Chinese symbol for 'luck'lucky charm: four leaf cloverSo, what do you think, can you choose to be a luckier person?  [ Glen Reynolds reminds us, Obi Wan Kenobi says 'in my experience, there is no such thing as luck' ]  As the self-professed world's luckiest guy, I beg to disagree.

I think there *is* such a thing as luck, and there are ways to be luckier.  The key is that things happen in patterns.  If you can cause a "positive" pattern of events, then individual positive events will feel random - lucky - but they'll actually be a statistical outcome from the pattern.  Similarly if you cause a "negative" pattern of events, then unlucky things may happen.

You can influence this through awareness of the pattern.  Be one with your surroundings, go with the flow, have good kharma.  And maybe you will be "luckier".

(Precelebration is the root of all failure; blogging about being lucky is unlucky, and blogging about ways to be luckier is most unlucky.  Fortunately admitting that blogging about being lucky is unlucky, is in fact lucky.  Unless you say so :)

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