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is luck random or do some people attract bad luck. are people born lucky or is it just all an idea in our head. are you lucky

mmokane24
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

Positive thinking can help with being lucky.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 years ago

I agree with zerocenturyzero and there is a great book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne which delves deeply into positive thinking and how it attracts positive things into your life. It sort of stands to reason because being negative doesn't seem to get folk anywhere.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 years ago

I recall someone telling a self made millionaire how lucky he was to be rich and the millionaire explaining that the harder he'd worked the luckier he'd become.

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Johnny
Johnny2 years ago

I’m often lucky, but I like to think I work hard at it!

Be really careful not to overdo the ‘working’ part though, as this story attests - remember many of the best things in life are free!

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village.

As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish.

The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?”

The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

“Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman was astonished.

“This is enough to feed my whole family,” the fisherman said.

The businessman then asked, “So, what do you do for the rest of the day?”

The fisherman replied, “Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, go out to sea and catch a few fish, then go back and play with my kids. In the afternoon, I go to bed with my wife, and when evening comes, I join my friends in the village for a drink — we play guitar, and sing and dance through the night.”

The businessman offered a suggestion to the fisherman.

“I have an MBA, I could help you to become a more successful person. You should spend more time at sea and catch as many fish as possible. When you have saved enough money, you could buy a bigger boat and catch even more fish.

Soon you will be able to afford to buy more boats, set up your own company, your own production plant for canned food and a distribution network.

By then, you will have moved out of this village and to Sao Paulo, where you can set up HQ to manage your other branches.”

The fisherman said “And after that?”

The businessman laughs heartily,

“After that, you can live like a king in your own house, and when the time is right, you can go public and float your shares on the Stock Exchange, and you will be very rich.”

The fisherman asked, “And after that?”

The businessman says,

“After that, you can finally retire, you can move to a house by the fishing village, wake up early in the morning, catch a few fish, then return home to play with the kids, have a nice afternoon in bed with your wife, and when evening comes, you can join your friends for a drink, play the guitar, and sing and dance through the night!”

The fisherman was puzzled,

“Isn’t that what I am doing now?”

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mmokane24
mmokane24
Original Poster
2 years ago

great story and clearly the secret of being content is to be happy with enough. but when are we ever happy with that. most of us have too much stuff but still we buy more

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Johnny
Johnny2 years ago

I don’t think it’s what you can buy that really makes people happy (not for long anyway).

I think one needs to think carefully about what you really want out of life. Whilst money is useful, it’s also often useless. Some of the things I have learnt to really value more than money are love, good health, and time.

Time is incredibly valuable. You cannot buy time – not even one second of it. Money can be borrowed, multiplied, won back after you’ve lost it, even found on the pavement. Not so time. Time can only be spent. Once it has gone, it’s gone forever. Now you’ve finished reading this you’ve got even less of it. Don’t waste too much time chasing money, in a job you hate, or in a relationship that isn’t happy. You will never get it back. And remember, there’s no fun to be had in being the richest person in the graveyard.

Johnny’s thought for the day!😊

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 years ago

Johnny and a good thought for the day!

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Johnny
Johnny2 years ago

Lynibis Thank you😊

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