Luck  

knkyvxyn 37F
41 posts
8/9/2005 12:16 pm

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Luck


I've always felt we're all allowed a certain leniency in luck and I'm intrigued in the varying ways everyone has pushed the line of their luck or feel if they do far too often.

anyone feel as I do, that they're due the reciprocations each time trying something new?

rm_Novanew2005 40M
1 post
8/9/2005 6:54 pm

I think that this should definitely be a give and take world....you have to be willing to see things from different points of view. I have been fortunate to be exposed to many different places and people so I feel I have a pretty balanced view of the world even with some of the negative things I have experienced. I have seen the edge of my luck with Iraq and am better for it.


Jamisss 45M

8/11/2005 6:18 am

I think luck is what you make it. Luck is really only brought about by your actions. Goodluck is a percieved state that basically means you made some good choices and things worked out for you. Pushing your luck just means that you are setting yourself up for badluck by not preparing yourself for a certain outcome. I feel if you want to remain lucky in life then you need to know that around each corner there is a possibility of badluck and that badluck will only be as bad as you let it be.....


rm_JynXXe 34M
1 post
8/12/2005 7:29 am

In my opinion, luck is just a word that we use to explain the "unexplained", or inexplicable aspects of life. Some call it miracles, karma, or fate, others even anomolies. It all really has to depend on what your religious background/faith may happen to be, and how deeply one delves into the scientific side of life.
A truly atheistic person, or someone from a sect of highly evolved scientists would attribute "luck" to the EVENT HORIZON. Using the title to a crappy movie, but applied theory of life, luck does not exist. Causing one event to occur will create a ripple effect upon other actions that occur within the split seconds that follow, which in turn, will have a much larger impact on events that follow them, and so on. These ripples may continuously grow, or phase themselves out, much like waves upon water, or continue to grow, until creating enourmous damage somewhere in someone's life, or upon some thing.

Example: You work at a retail store, feel as though you are getting the "raw deal" for some reason or another by your boss, and so decide not to charge your best friend for a piece of electronic equipment. Well, he turns around and tells his friends about the hookup, and slowly you become the person to go to for free/reduced cost gear. This in turn causes the store to take a loss in the next quarter, which in turn really angers the stock holders, who in turn create enough flak to get the store manager fired.
Well, who got the "good luck", and who got the "bad luck"? You might say that you made out on the better end because you got your boss that was pissing you off fired, until the next manager that comes in fires you for finding out about your theft, and the guy you just had fired and had the "bad luck"? He breaks into your home and robs you blind. Now who made out?

Life is constantly affected by outside factors. We, as human beings are unable to control every aspect of our lives. However, being gifted with free will, we are able to control our own actions, which give us the ability to form ourselves how we went, and barring any outside influences, live how we choose.
Now, some people may disagree with me entirely, calling everything I have said the most lengthy pile of poo ever read. Yet, despite that you may feel dumber, or even slightly more enlightened by reading this, who chose to do so? I wrote this, because I chose to, yet you are the one reading it. And if you made it this far down. . .wow. You must be bored, or really enraptured. Does that make me lucky for keeping you entertained? Or "gifted"?

In my opinion, luck cannot truly be defined. "Yeah, he probably shouldn't have been driving today, and maybe he might not have died because he was crushed by the big rig that rolled over onto his car." Did this person suffer bad luck? Or was it that person's fate to die by that truck? Or. . .if that person had not been driving today, would the truck not have rolled? Would your life be any different had the person not decided to drive?

Anybody that can answer me these relatively simple worded questions, yet complex in meaning and answers, I don't know. I have mixed thoughts on prophets, too. I think I have rambled enough. I'll shutup now.


30Eddy 41M

8/15/2005 7:25 am

I definitely think bad luck gets the spotlight because it's a lot easier to see how things didn't go the way you imagined than it is to see how many ways it could have gone but didn't. Over the last year for some reason, I've started noticing how the smallest thing that goes "as it should" is sometimes due to a sequence of events that tops lotto odds. Hmmm... it was about a year ago that I got into finish carpentry...


rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
8/17/2005 4:34 am

Hello Vxyn,
Welcome to Blogland!!!

Wow, nice topic for your first post.

I like what Jamisss said - brief but very profound. I also like Jyn's rambling comment - good free form intellectual thought.

To what extent I'll play my cards depends on who it will affect. If I was like my brother and had a family that depended on me, then I would naturally be more cautious. Since I am single I am freer to follow my own inner voice and to keep exploring beyond my perceived boundaries. I choose to play my cards to the edge of what I am capable of experiencing to get the most out of life. I like Jack London's words on the matter:

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."

As for whether I think that "good luck" is far more a perceived state than bad luck? I agree with you that it seems it's easier to qualify something as "bad luck" than being willing to realize when good luck hits. The problem with good luck is that it is often defined by our ideals of what we want the world to be which doesn't always measure up to what the real world provides. An example from my own life is when I was diagnosed with cancer two months prior to being commissioned as an Army officer. I was denied my military commission and the odds were heavily stacked against my survival. Most people would perceive this as classic bad luck. However, I did survive against the odds and my perception is that I am a better person for what I have experienced and have been able to be helpful to many others because of my experiences.

Keep blogging Vxyn. I'll be watching for new posts. When you get a chance, take a look at my blog. I'd love to have you comment on any of my posts.

Always,
Luke

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


rm_lrrp129 47M
13 posts
8/17/2005 10:31 am

luck is what u make happen.people alwys want to have an explanation or reason for what happens to them.I believe u make or create your own situations in life.there are no outside forces causing your circumstances.


rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
8/17/2005 6:25 pm

Hello Beautiful,

Vxyn, you made my day when I noticed that you had looked at my profile, thanks. I hope you'll keep posting on your blog.

Let me know if you would like to start keeping in touch through AdultFriendFinder email.

Always,
Luke

"Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
~W. B. Yeats~


S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


rm_bigchris822 34M

9/4/2005 3:39 am

do you every think that you push your luck a bit to fare


BettyMcCartney 33M

9/11/2005 3:05 am

luck dosn't exist it's all just cause and effect like you seek and you shall find and it might be something your looking for or something you don't want. it's what you choose to surround yourself w/ depends on how the outcome is and whether it be good or bad is all on the perception of the individual....oh yeah i'm from Stephens City and your from Winchester so if you believe in luck then how would you consider this post?


rm_B0SSIERBOY 57M
476 posts
10/20/2005 8:51 am

Luck is a point of view.

Once upon a time a Chinaman lived on a farm in the country. He had a large estate with much land, many animals, and lived a comfortable life.

When the old man would venture into the village everyone recognized him and would comment on what good fortune he had. "What a lucky man you are," they would say.

The old man bowed his head and replied, "Maybe yes, maybe no. We shall see."

Once day while wandering through his property the old man's son captured a wild stallion. It was a beautiful horse. Tall and strong, the most beautiful horse anyone had seen.

When people in the village heard about the horse many came out to the old man's farm to see for themselves. They were not disappointed. Many of them said, "What a lucky man you are, you have the most beautiful horse in the land."

The old man bowed his head and replied, "Maybe yes, maybe no. We shall see."

While the old man's son was trying to break the horse so that it could be ridden he was thrown and broke his arm. When the villagers heard the news they would comment,"What bad luck the horse is beautiful but too wild to be tamed. Now your son has been injured this is terrible fortune and aweful bad luck."

The old man bowed his head and replied, "Maybe yes, maybe no. We shall see."

While the old man's son was laid up with a broken arm the kings army came through town on their way to war with a rival country. As they passed through town they conscripted every able-bodied man and boy to join the fight.

The villages that were left commented that the old man was so lucky that his son had a broken arm and that he would be spared going to war.

The old man bowed his head and replied, "Maybe yes, maybe no. We shall see."

While the able-bodied men and boys were away at war a fever swept the village and many people died, including the old man's son. Upon their return from the war, the able-bodied men and boys that had survived the war, commented that the old man had some terrible luck having his son die of the fever.

The old man bowed his head and replied, "Maybe yes, maybe no. We shall see."

LUCK has to be considered in context. Things that appear to be lucky today may someday seem to be the most unlucky events in our life.


rm_InfernalFart 31M

10/26/2005 7:05 am

on a serious note,if you exhaust yourself with new problems everyday than eventually you (will)drain yourself out whether it takes a couple days,a week,or a month...just a matter of time before u die&your reborn again.for me,"luck"is spinning my truck out180 and barely missing the edge of the road.


rm_Blueangel288 47M
1 post
9/8/2006 9:32 am

Luck is only in the eye of the beholder. If you feel lucky, everything that happens good to you will be consider goodluck. Like me coming accorss your profile. If I get a message from you I will certently feel lucky. Even better if we get to hook up.
anything less would be bad luck.


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