Monday, August 20, 2007
Heads or Tails #2
This week's Heads or Tails theme is 'LUCK'. We are supposed to list a couple of ways luck has played a part in our life. So here goes:
I simply don't believe in luck. I believe in the perfect and divine will of God in my life and that leaves no room for any ideas of random cosmic forces swaying from good to bad. As a matter of fact, if I had to depend on luck to be my future, I would be a terribly sad soul! The idea of luck is that of what, karma? If you do good, good things will happen? And if you don't then...? That's not true at all. Good things happen to bad people and vice versa.
No, I think more, the idea of luck is random acts of good and bad things happening without regard to deserving actions. If you find $20 on the ground or $100 drifting down the street, you might say, 'It's good luck!' No, it's a $20 bill or $100 bill that you were meant to snatch up, or it wouldn't have been there when you were. Ever wonder how many more people found such money on that street on all the other days it's been in existence? What about bad luck? Ever had a day where nothing seemed to go right? Did you think it was bad luck out to get you?
For me, to have any belief in luck, would be silly and frankly unfruitful. I also don't understand why people always say 'Good luck' to their opponents in a race or a game. Seriously! I'm not kidding here...I don't get this. Why would you wish your opponent to do well? Are you not going to put forth all of your efforts to beat them? If you really wished them to do well in the race, you would withdraw yourself from their competition! That would give them an advantage, thus showing that person you wish them well. I think it's ok to wish them safety or enjoyment in the sport of the competition, but to wish someone 'good luck' seems a bit ridiculous to me. I think people who say 'Good luck' to me at the beginning of a game or race or something, is two faced.
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