Sunday, November 20, 2011
I really enjoyed this article because it had some very interesting ideas on luck. Many times I have questioned why some people are more lucky than others. I have some friends who have bad things happen to them and just seem to be unlucky all the time. On the other hand I know people this is not true for. Also if I had to . I always wondered why this was so and if it has to do with behavior or thinking. I liked that the article talked about superstitions and where some of them came from. It makes sense that superstitions have been alive and passed on from generation to generation. They are a way of trying to control luck. Then Wiseman went on to talk about the four basic principles for generating own good fortune. I liked the experiments he conducted, especially the one with newspaper. It was crazy that the unlucky people missed the big writing on the page when the lucky people saw it. Even when it said stop and you will receive money that unlucky people missed it. The experiment really points out the correlation with luck and chance opportunities, specifically the ability to spot out such opportunities.