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.

2 cents deposited!

12 comments:

Skittles said...

You make some really good points here! :)

I think I'm more of a "coincidence" than "luck" type person.

tegdirb92 said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly with this post and it is reflected in my luck post. I don't believe in luck either. I think the good luck to an opponent is sarcasm from one player to another :)

Great post!!

Vic Grace said...

Interesting and well put. Thanks, I don't believe in luck either.

Dottie said...

Amen. I too believe whatever happens in life is God's will...whether I think it's good or bad. If it's bad (or I perceive it as such anyway), then I try to remember that it'll make me a stronger person. Well said.

Kara said...

I agree! Though I do say "good luck" to people, just because that's what everyone says lol, and I usually can't think of another phrase that means I wish them well.

Misty Dawn said...

You make some excellent points. I also said in my post that I believe it is God's intervention, not luck! Great post!

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FRIGGA said...

IMHO: when athletes wish each other good luck its a form a good sportsman ship. Like, "May the best man win." A good, hard, honest game is what a true athlete wants.
As far as believing in God and therefore not believing in luck that doesn't fully add up to me. According to what I learned in church is that God has given us all free will. Therefore God doesn't determine what others will do, however what others do affects us. That is where luck plays a role.
This was all just in my opinion even though I'm not Christian.
:-)
Happy Tuesday!

BeccaGirl said...

Frigga: I never said God determines what we do. Please re-read the post if this is what you thought I said. What I said was, luck simply doesn't exist. Random acts of good and bad...don't exist. We all act of our own free will, therefor if someone does something bad to you, it's not luck. It's an act of unkindness to you. If someone does something that affects you in a good way, again, it's not luck.
You said you went to church and learned, but are not a Christian. That's fine, if you are happy with that. I never said luck was only for the unbelieving. I simply said luck doesn't exist. It's not to say that God has us on strings and we don't have free will. Maybe you could research the true meaning of God's will and then report back.
For me, as a Christian, I know God is my protector, my healer, my teacher, my father and my savior. He is the lover of my soul. Neither depth nor height, nor powers or principalities can separate me from His love, therefore, I believe wholeheartedly that there's no such silly thing as luck. I wouldn't leave my life up to something as flimsy as luck. That's all.

Stine said...

Oh, I do believe in free will, but I still wish people good luck, and not in a two-faced way. In a race, if, say, your horse steps into a hole and stumbles, it's not because you don't do a good job, it's just unlucky... So the wish for good luck is also a wish against bad luck...
But "have fun" is a good wish too!!!

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I never thought about wishing sports opponents good luck, at all, it just seemed like sportsmanship, but I can see why it sounds two-faced. Maybe for some they are only wishing that their opponent is not hurt by the effort, though, I doubt all think of it that way.

BeccaGirl said...

So maybe instead of saying 'Good luck' to an opponent, I would say 'Be safe and enjoy!'. That's just me...