“For periods, people are familiar with the influence of luck and have done whatever they could to try grasping it. But as a human being, I believe everyone is lucky in different ways. One way I look at the one individual who has the talent to be the master in I.T, but he may lack understanding of commerce. And another may be the master of commerce, but lack knowledge in I.T. Everyone will have lucky, or unlucky times. But it will just take hard work to try to make up for the areas where we lack in, to be lucky.”
The definition of Luck (or chance) varies by a logical, religious, mystical, or emotional context of the one interpreting it; according to the standard Noah Websters dictionary, Luck is “a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favourably or unfavourably for an individual, group or cause.” It can be defined as “events that influence one’s life and are seemingly beyond one’s control.”
Luck is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it luck; call it injustice, treachery, or simply bad luck.
Circumstances suddenly associated with good luck or bad luck are a primary source of emotion. They are frequent in daily life: missing (or catching) the train by few seconds, forgetting one’s cell phone the very day one is late for an outstanding selection, finding valuables on the ground, etc. They are significantly used in modern fiction, precisely to arouse emotion: the gun gets jammed just at the right (or wrong) time, the heroine defuses the bomb just before it explodes, etc. Regarding oneself or someone else as lucky or unlucky on particular occasions may induce appreciation or guilt, and for those who downplay the role of chance, intense feelings of right or bad luck may strengthen supernatural beliefs. Reasoning about good luck and bad luck may also significantly influence rational judgment.
The feeling of having good or bad luck is a clear-cut happening. Different individuals have consistent views of which situations can be regarded as bad or good luck. This ability, therefore, gives rise to a well-posed problem, worth considering. Let us know from the story of a farmer.
There was once a farmer who owned a horse and had a son. One day, his horse ran away. The neighbours came to express their concern: “Oh, that’s too bad. How are you going to work the fields now?” The farmer replied: “Good luck, Bad luck, Who knows?”
In a few days, his horse came back and bought another horse with her. Now, the neighbours were glad: “Oh, how lucky! Now you can do twice as much work as before!” The farmer replied: “Good luck, Bad luck, Who knows?”
This new horse was wild. While training it, the farmer’s son fell and hurt himself, fracturing his arm and leg. He was unable to till the land. “Bad luck, luck,” said all the villagers immediately. The farmer again said “Good luck, who knows”
Soon, the news came that a war broke out, and all the young men were required to join the army. The villagers were sad because they knew that many of the young men will not come back. The farmer’s son could not be drafted because of his broken arm & leg. His neighbours were jealous: “How lucky! You get to keep your only son.” The farmer replied: “Good luck, Bad luck, Who knows?”
By thinking too much about the impact of present happenings on our future, we are acting like the villagers who ascribed either ‘Good luck’ or ‘Bad luck’ on all events. When our dreams do not fructify as planned, there is invariably a cosmic arrangement that has designs for us that are much bigger and better. Therefore, we need to adopt the mentality of the farmer …. when something goes wrong or rather, not as expected, just say “ Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows “ and then chill out.
Are you able to, just like the farmer did in the story, observe without placing judgment and accepting that there is potential for good and bad in every situation?
The more that you can practice observing emotions arising and allowing them to pass, the less stress you will experience in our day-to-day lives. This is not to say that you should not feel emotions such as supreme joy, pleasure, and grief.
The point is to experience them, observe that you are experiencing them, and they don’t get attached to them and allow them to disappear just as they arose in the first place.
If you become too attached this eventually leads to disappointment – what the Buddhists refer to as “suffering” and it can lead to an endless cycle where the emotion controls you instead of you controlling the emotion.
It has been found that by meditation practice, physical activities (such as cycling and dancing), and connecting with nature (walking to the local park) to be very useful practices for controlling emotions when situations do arise.
Everything that seems on the surface to be an evil may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be an evil. So we are wise when we leave it to God to decide what good fortune is and what misfortune and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him.
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