Is it Just Luck?

June 22, 2015

From breaking a mirror and getting 7 years bad luck to four leaf clovers. Luck. Good things happen right after the other, is that good luck? Do things just happen or is it just luck? Finding a penny on the street, is that good luck as well or something totally random? What is luck?

Recently, I had been sick with the flu. I still am. I blame my brother for it since he was sick about a week before I got the virus. And last night my fever spiked up and I would wake up every hour because it was too hot and because of my nightmares. Eventually I got up, grabbed a towel, some cold water, and put it on my head to cool my body down. About an hour later, my mom comes in and started to take care of me. Now is that luck that she came in while I was falling back to sleep? 

Thankfully with the help of Google and Wikipedia, “According to the Webster’s dictionary, luck is defined as “a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shames events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause.” 

So basically, it’s life, isn’t it? Events happen, whether it’s getting a parking space at a car park or tripping over your own feet, it’s up to us to interpret them as good luck or bad luck.

I could trip and drop my freshly brewed coffee on the street, I could either curse the world about it or just laugh and grab a new one or go without. Could it be bad luck that I dropped my coffee? Or good luck that I was able to grab a new one?

Do you believe in it? Do we believe in luck in general? Is it just a word that gratifies us into thinking that it’s just bad luck that sh*t’s going down, or good luck that really good things are happening to you?

This question has been bombarding my mind for a while now, so I want to know, what your thoughts are on luck.

Ramadan Kareem to my Muslim readers fasting this Ramadan!

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