Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Luck Factor

The issue of luck has always been a motivating factor in why people do certain things.  For example, wear a lucky stained up t-shirt or carry around a dumb looking keychain.  Many consider luck to be something that can either make or break you. We all wish we could be one of those people who bought the winning lottery ticket or played the winning slot machine at the casino, but sadly many of us are the ones who find themselves at the wrong places at the wrong time.  
Many people are also very superstitious and think things like walking under a ladder can affect their luck. I don't happen to be one of those people and I have been yelled at numerous times for petting black cats, dropping a mirror, and opening an umbrella in the house.  Concerning the concept of luck, I  agree with the statement and research findings by Richard Wiseman that states, "Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self ful-filling prophesies via positive expectation, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good."

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