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Luck Definition

 

Luck Definition according to the Dictionary

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Luck: Understanding Luck and Improving the Odds (Hardcover): Click thru to Amazon for more information

 

Luck: Understanding Luck and Improving the Odds

Book Description

Barrie Dolnick and Anthony Davidson set out to study luck and decipher how it works. In this insightful and engaging book, they share the secrets they’ve uncovered so you can use luck more effectively in your day-to-day life. Where does luck originate? Does one need to be “born lucky” in order to be lucky? Answering these and many other pressing questions, Dolnick and Davidson investigate both ancient and scientific approaches to luck.

 

Luck Definition

luck

   [luhk]

noun

1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I’ll probably get pneumonia.
2. good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance: He had no luck finding work.
3. a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person: She’s had nothing but bad luck all year.
4. some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend: This rabbit’s foot is my luck.

Informal

5. luck into / onto, to meet, acquire, become, etc., by good luck: She lucked into a great job.
6. luck out, to have an instance or run of exceptionally good luck: He lucked out when he made a hole in one during the tournament.
7. luck upon, to come across by chance: to luck upon a profitable investment.

Idioms

8. down on one’s luck, in unfortunate circumstances; unlucky: She hated to see her old friend so down on her luck.
9. in luck, lucky; fortunate: We were in luck, for the bakery was still open.
10. luck of the draw, the luck one has in or as if in drawing cards.
11. out of luck, unlucky; unfortunate: When it comes to getting World Series tickets, we’re usually out of luck.
12. push one’s luck, Informal . to try to make too much of an opportunity; go too far. Also, crowd one’s luck.

Origin:

1400–50; late Middle English luk < Middle Dutch luc, aphetic form of gelucke; cognate with G. Glück cite: "Luck." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 05 Jan. 2012.

 

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Questions about Luck

Donna asks…

Is there any scientific evidence on superstitions and luck?

Suzi Q answers:

Yes there is scientific theories and evidence. There are what are called the “Laws of Chance” and there is also Heisenberg’s “Uncertainty Relations.”

There will be a time that the ball of the roulette table lands in double zero twice in a row. Appended to that statement there will be someone who has the luck (and guts) to bet and then let the winnings stay on double zero for the second roll out.

What can happen will happen……via the logic of science and statistics.





Ruth asks…

Do you believe in luck and superstitions?

i personally dont

Suzi Q answers:

Yes* You make your own “luck” in this world*





Mary asks…

Atheists, Just curious…do you believe in superstitions or luck?

Now I expect half the answers to be this: “I don’t believe in anything without irrefutable, empirical, laboratory evidence!” lol but…

But Im not asking if they dictate your life…just do you ya know,push your luck as it were and purposely walk under ladders or do you knowck on wood, stuff like that?

What about luck? Do you all think that some people are just lucky?

Thanks for your answers 😉

Suzi Q answers:

I do not believe in superstitions,

i do believe in “luck” in the sense that it is a descriptive term to describe a positive random chance happening in your favor or a negative one (bad luck).

One cannot be a “lucky” person because of some “force” or that they possess luck, but one can be described as “lucky” because many random chance events have taken place favorably for that person.

A person is not “lucky” or “unlucky” because of “luck” itself, but the outcome of many random probabilities occurring in their favor or not in their favor could describe the person as “lucky” or “unlucky” after the fact.

That doesn’t mean that a “lucky” described person won’t have an “unlucky” event happen to them.

Also what people also describe as “luck”- such as a musician being discovered is really just the combination of random probability combined with hard work.

If you get out there and do many many gigs every night, then your odds of being “discovered” are infinitely greater than if you sat on your ass at home playing “guitar hero” on playstation on most nights.

So do i believe that random chance exists- absolutely, do i think that it favors certain people? No, but certain people can take actions to help put the odds in thier favor for a certain event to occur or not.

Ie: Puking over a girl you want to have sex with, will be MUCH less likely to get her to wake up naked with her clothes on your floor the next morning than simple compliments and good conversation.





Betty asks…

Is good luck and doing things for good luck real?

Ok let me make this short. I have OCD. If u dk wat dat is, google it. Anyways, is doing stuff for good luck real? Cuz I feel like if I do these things I’ll have good luck and if I don’t bad stuff will happen cuz a few times when I stopped I had some bad luck. Help?

Suzi Q answers:

Humans are very good at pattern recognition. Once, it helped us see panthers part hidden in the underbrush and learn which fungi made us sick. Now we use it for other things. Unfortunately, we see patterns so well we see them even when they aren’t there. For instance, we see shapes in the clouds. That cloud isn’t really a fish, and the other one isn’t really a whale, but our overactive brains think they are. The same thing leads to us thinking certain things are good luck and certain things are bad luck. If we happen to touch a certain spot on the wall every day and then one day we don’t and that same day something bad happens, our brains go aha! It must be bad luck not to touch the wall! Even though there isn’t really any connection. Bad things happened on lots of other days, too; but our brains latch on to that one thing because it seems like it has a pattern.





Sandy asks…

Good luck?

Do you have any lucky charms for good luck or are you just lucky?

Suzi Q answers:

No lucky charms. Luck is what happens when opportunity meets a prepared mind.





Jenny asks…

I don’t believe too much in superstitions, but I broke a fricking mirror and I do think it brings bad luck.?

Ive been having bad sense of something bad happening and I don’t like the idea of braking a mirror, you know something to do?

i think this is a stupid question but w/e, give me an answer if you have one.

admin answers:

Only if you believe in superstitions do they actually “come true”

If you expect bad things to happen then you will notice bad things happening.

It’s accurate to say that there are more accidents etc. On Friday 13th. That’s not because it actually decreases the luck of the entire world population.
Just people are more prone to accidents, tripping over etc.

It’s all psychological.

Just try not to think about it, I know that’s a silly thing to say.

But, you know. Think happy!





Mandy asks…

I have two Numerology placings in Master Number 11? What mean?

I know only basics, Master Number 11 is considered the “spiritual messenger” and I always felt more in tune to everything than others. My birthdate is 03/29/1986, I am a 29/11, also born on a 29/11 day. I know this is supposed to be one of the most highly intuitive placings, but what else?

Luvli Mystii answers:

Meaning Of The Master Number 11

The 11 is a highly charged version of the 2 and all characteristics that apply for number 2 also apply for number 11. The characteristics represented by number 2 usually are enhanced in the master number 11.

The following are some typical characteristics of the master number 11:

The 11 is also known as the psychics number, it’s the most intuitive of all numbers and it represents illumination and deep insight. The 11 is also very sensitive, charismatic and inspirational.

It acts as a channel for information between the higher and the lower. In order to find fulfillment and happiness, 11’s have to focus on a bigger goal beyond themselves.

11’s seem to develop slowly, but they simply need more time to mature and prepare themselves for the bigger goals and challenges they need to face. At times, 11’s might get intimidated by the vastness of their goals and they might even loose confidence in themselves.

One of the major challenges of 11’s is to develop confidence in their abilities and that’s also the key to unlock their enormous potential.





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