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Psychologist aims to deconstruct luck

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posted on May, 13 2003 @ 05:54 PM
New book posits that attitude and expectations influence how often it comes your way

Luck, says Richard Wiseman, isn't something to be left to chance.

He should know. The British psychologist has spent 10 years studying lucky and unlucky people. And though luck is by definition unpredictable, his research findings have convinced him that people nevertheless can determine their own luck.

It sounds paradoxical, but Wiseman insists it's not.

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posted on May, 14 2003 @ 10:16 AM
Well, by the appalling look of some of our recent postings, the Mod's and Admin's would be good subjects.

posted on May, 14 2003 @ 10:17 AM
Is "wiseman" his name, or irony?

posted on May, 14 2003 @ 05:59 PM
Nothing new, just part of what some of us here have been talking about for a while...

posted on May, 15 2003 @ 02:55 PM
"The British psychologist has spent 10 years studying lucky and unlucky people"

Sounds like this guy needs a psychologist....

Ten Years??? And I thought I was slow on my TPS reports....

posted on May, 15 2003 @ 05:10 PM
It doesn't take 10 years to figure this one out:

Luck is simply taking full advantage of any opportunities that come your way.

The trick is being aware of these opportunities and making the best of them.

That's what I think "luck" is anyway

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