Is luck all in our heads?
A lot of people don’t believe that luck actually exists or that it has no effect on us in any case. That is the main reason why a lot of brilliant minds have written about this interesting subject. A lot of them like American philosopher Daniel Dennett claim that “luck is pure luck” and is not worth dedicating too much time to. However others like Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Jean-Paul Sartre have tried studying chance very diligently in an effort to understand it.
A concept which first appeared in the 1950s says that it is all about control. An individual that considers himself able to influence the events around him will actually start feeling lucky. For those that are truly confident in their own powers, events don’t just have a great deal to do with them but can be easily changed if they take alternate measures or just think differently. People on the other end of the spectrum though might consider that life’s events can’t be altered.
What most of the researchers do agree on is the fact that in a way we control luck. Our actions and decisions will always be influence by how we perceive events that are happening around us. Maintain a positive outlook on life and slowly but surely everything will seem to work in your favour. Do the opposite and it will seem like life can’t stop kicking you in the face repeatedly.