I personally think "luck" as such is simply varience in folks ability to subconciously use the power of the mind. As in for instance, the placebo
effect. Or the "pwer" of suggestion. I think perhaps many unexplained phenomenon are the result the power of our own subconcious mind, like
poultergeist, heightened perception, dejavu, etc etc.
Weather or not this relates to a physical element such as the alledged 90% of the brain unused i dont know.
Warren is an extravert, generally happy and positive, we might notice that he's the bloke who wins alot more than seems random at the racetrack, he
gets the best deals at the dealership, he seems to to be immune to "murphys law", we call him lucky.
Kevin, is also an extravert, but far more, skeptical, cynical, and "yeah sure"
type personality, who cops murphys law in seemingly unrealistic doses,
he does not expect to win at the racetrack or lottery, because he reasons the odds are against it, and surprise surprise, he dosent win either.
kevin is unlucky.
Whats the difference? Is it down to attitude? Are we able ,on a subconcious level to control our reality? Have you ever heard the expression
"some people have all the fun". I think its because they want to.
The placebo affect works the same way, as does the power of suggestion.
I think our minds are far more powerful than we can imagine and likethe brain we barely use it at all.
I really really want to win the lottery, but on a deeper level I dont beleive for a second that I ever will, hence, I dont!
You hear Folk like Tony Robins,(self improvement guy on tv) talking about positive reinforcement, And self re-programming of our expectations etc.
This is the same thing again. Much of our "luck" i think, depends on our "programming, that is, our subconciopus beleives about ourselves and the
world we live in, have been builtup over our lifetime. Our concious experience and society have "programmed"/conditioned us to beleive, on a
subconcious level, what is or is not realist/possible/acheivable.
Hence, depending on those deeply held beleifs and preconceptions, our "luck" varies.
What are your thoughts?
[edit on 6-12-2004 by instar]