Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Luck Factor
I thought the article 'The Luck Factor" was very interesting. It is interesting to see why people believe things to be superstitious. I never had a "lucky charm" and I still in some situations would consider myself lucky and in others I would consider myself unlucky. After reading this article I would say I have new way of looking at "luck." The one experiment that I thought was interesting was the one with the newspaper. I thought it was very interesting to see that the unlucky people didn't notice the half page of writing that told them how many pictures were in the newspaper. It says in the article that unlucky people are generally much more tense and anxious and that anxiety disrupts peoples ability to notice the unexpected. I agree with this. I can see how "lucky" people can be more relaxed about things because they are not always worried about how unlucky they are and what bad things may happen to them today. Lucky people notice the unexpected and do things about it. Unlucky people are always stuck on looking for one great thing and cant see a few good things around them. I think the experiment with the newspaper is a good example of how unlucky people are focused on one thing and miss other things around them. I would have never thought being lucky had anything to do with attitude. I think this article gives me and new way of looking at luck and that i could be a lucky person if i changed my attitude towards certain situations.