I’ve “lucked into” a multitude of good things in my life—jobs in particular—some of which solely because the thing I wanted most didn’t happen. It’s almost always turned out better for me that whatever thing I had my heart set on. I’ve never believed this was luck—I believe everything happens for a reason.
So what do you think? Does everything happen for a reason or are the things that happen to us just dumb luck? Is it better to be lucky than good?
If you believe everything happens for a reason, what do you call it? Karma? Divine intervention? Something else?
Where does this belief—or lack thereof—come from? Did some event convince you that things happen for no reason whatsoever? Does something in your childhood—your parents’ beliefs or the religious traditions you were raised with—drive your concept of why things happen?
Men are frequently told that hard work pays off. What happens when your hard work doesn’t net you the results you desired? How does the concept of luck play into the idea that hard work will result in a big payoff?
And while we are on the topic of men and luck, why is luck portrayed as a woman? What does this say about men? About women?
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