posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 09:48 AM
LordBucket's "materialist" explanation is spot-on, and should be the starting point of any attempt to explain good fortune in terms of spirituality or
synchronicity. Before speculating on the meaning of an unlikely event, we should first be well-grounded in the statistical reality of it all and
acknowledge that there is no reason why anything magical must
have been behind it.
That being said, in reality good fortune is never entirely about statistics, because very few things (quite possibly nothing) we encounter in daily
life are 100% random. Usually there are other factors, even if they are hidden from the people involved, that tilt things one way or another.
Someone who always seems to have things going their way may in fact be a person with an attitude and temperament to roll with the punches and make the
best out of any situation, good or bad. Such people might be seen by an outsider as being constantly lucky, while those same events happening to a
more rigid person might screw up their plans and make them all down and dejected. Then an outsider would see that person as having bad fortune.
So "luck" as we observe it is in fact largely a personal trait. But not necessarily any magical, "the gods favor him" sort of reason, but for more
mundane reasons that we just call "luck" because it's hard to analyze all the minute factors that contribute to a person's fortune. Unless of course
this is what it means to have the gods favor you; then you can have your physical cake and spiritually eat it too.
edit on 21-9-2010 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)