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Do you believe in luck?

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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"Diligence is the mother of good luck" - Benjamin Franklin 

"People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it." -- Frank Sinatra

It's Friday the 13, the first of two for 2013 (the most you can have in any year is three...go figure). For some, it could be a little dicey, others may embrace it, still others may be thinking, "What's the big deal? It's just another day." But we all know those horror flicks, we've all heard of folks changing travel plans so as not to fly on the day. Yup, this whole "Friday the 13 is unlucky" fear is pretty real for many (in fact, fear of Friday the 13th even has a name -- friggatriskaidekaphobia -- say that five times fast).

I'm not sure I believe in luck, per se. Sure, there are some board games or card games you play where there is absolutely no skill needed to win, it is purely the "luck of the draw or roll," just dependent on if the dice come up as 6s or 1s. But as far as life goes, I fall into that category that Ben Franklin and Frank Sinatra talk about in those quotes above. That, yes, there could be luck in terms as being in the right place at the right time, but If you aren't prepared, ready, have done a ton of work to before that, that "luck" of meeting that gal who can maybe publish your book or hire you is worth no more than a hill of beans, as my grandfather would say.

It is actually a matter of how you look at it, eh? I mean, if a bad thing happens, and you think, "Man, I just had bad luck today!", why not consider the opposite as well...and most of the time, you will think you have good luck!

Do you believe some people have more luck than others? Do you have a lucky penny or lucky underwear or anything like that? Do you like Friday the 13?

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by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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la1118
by Laura on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM

I do believe in luck, somewhat.  I'm part Irish so you always hear about the luck o'the Irish.  I am only lucky with small things--I win a lot of little gift cards and stuff. 

johnny4ever
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I believe in luck!

johnny4ever
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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Friday the 13th is just another day

jen113000
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I don't have any lucky penny or anything, but I do believe in luck. 

jen113000
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

I agree! I hardly ever even realize when it's Friday the 13th until someone points it out to me.

Quoting johnny4ever:

Friday the 13th is just another day


abifasc
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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No I don't believe in luck, but I believe in God and blessings. I don't really "get" Friday the 13th.
matt_sara_mom
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I really think it's more chance than luck. I am not a fan of Friday the 13th and try to not have to be out and about, not because I think it's bad luck but because so many people do and act like fools. I try to avoid it.

arpazia
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM
No, to be safe I'll say yes:)
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jessicasmom1
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Yes I do! 

sukainah
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Sometimes I believe in luck.  I'm not sure if people have more luck than others, they probably just have worked harder in life than others.  I don't have any lucky items.  And I don't really care that it's Friday the 13th.  But if something bad happened today, I would probably blame it on that LOL

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