There are times in my life when I feel that I am a very lucky person but, most of the time, my luck is bad.
Having the opening statement out of the way, there are people living on the fringes of insanity who claim to believe that you make your own luck. Let me say now that there is no way on this Earth that I have created my bad luck (who would do that?) but how is it possible to counteract the beliefs of so many people?
The very first thing that must be accepted is that the people who believe that you create your own luck also believe that you live in absolute isolation from your fellow man. Even living alone, as I do, it is necessary for me to acknowledge that although there are things I may decide to do, there are people in my circle who might have conflicting things that they have decided to do so that a measure of compromise is necessary.
If there is such a thing as “luck”, it can only be defined as the benefit of a circumstance occuring at a time when your isolation and disconnection to the rest of humanity is total. Whether such a generic term as “luck” is sufficient to carry a conviction as well as the definition could be mooted.
In reality there is no such thing as luck as most people understand the word. The idea that there are packets of good and bad luck floating around us is as ludicrous as the idea the the tooth fairy will give you a silver coin for a tooth placed under your pillow. What we are subject to is no more and no less than the circumstances resulting from the collective acctivities of all those people whose activities and decisions impact upon our own.
Maybe a lucky person is simply surrounded by people who are fed up of his constant bewailing of the fact that he is unlucky. Maybe, for them, it is worth the price to simply bend with the breeze until they can up sticks and walk away.