When all the tiny, invisible angels that are supposed to be sitting on your shoulder flee and karma is put on hold, and you roll the dice and get 0, and… Guys, we are all, at some point in our lives, one bunch of very unlucky people.
To find out what luck even means, we could look at the definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary, which reads “a force that brings good fortune or adversity; Luck was a big factor in the outcome.” Or we could better see the real-life examples where this magical force has somehow vanished, leaving no trace.
And thanks to the subreddit r/FacePalm, we now have an endless archive of unfortunate moments, sometimes embarrassing and sometimes plain pitiful.
You see, no one deserves getting zero beans and 100% sauce after opening a new can of beans. Call it exaggeration, but I assure you the pain is real.
This Guy Has Had It Rough
"Lose right arm and break my left hand. Friend gives me this shirt"
We think of people who, it appears, find happiness in whatever they do as the lucky ones. It seems like they were born under a lucky star, meaning one is born this way while another isn’t.
In many cultures across the world, there are even lucky charms and symbols specifically made to draw in fortune and success, like a rabbit’s foot, ladybug, horseshoe, dreamcatcher, and so on.
But according to Neil Farber, a certified life coach and hypnotherapist, the so-called "lucky" people differ from the unlucky ones not because we were born different, but because we put different amounts of work into what we are trying to achieve.
This Pedestrian In Particular
"Somebody's day was ruined"
Neil, who says “many people have considered me to be a lucky person,” doesn’t see it that way and he lists all the different features that separate the lucky.
First, they are being proactive. “'Lucky' people make things happen. They are proactive rather than reactive. They make their future. And when you can take responsibility for your words, actions, and behavior, you have more control of your destiny."
Second, while most of us are blind to opportunities in front of us, successful people are opportunists. “They have the ability to take advantage of novel and often concealed opportunities when they arise,” Neil Farber explains.
In 1998, Honduras Built A Bridge Over The Choluteca River, But Hurricane Mitch Rerouted The River
F**k You Steven, Not Mike, Or Jack Or Bob, Just You Steven!
Third, successful people are being flexible. You see, life is dynamic and many things don't simply depend on us. “Appreciating the dynamics of life and being able to go with the flow provides enormous advantages to finding new ways of doing things or getting places or creating opportunities.”
Taking advantage of new things is key, whatever they may be, and there’s always a good side to whatever happens. In fact, luck has a lot to do with your perspective of things, which directly affects your behavior and decisions.
The Biggest Bruh Moment In History
My mate took two weeks off work, went to Africa, climbed Kilimanjaro and raised over E300 grand for charity. Having
hiked and climbed for 7 days, he reached the summit and asked his guide to take a picture before his iPhone battery died because of the -25 cold. And here it is...
I Guess The Tree Can't Afford A Lawyer
There's a Banyan tree in Pakistan that has been chained and officially arrested since 1898. This happened when James Squid, a British officer thought the tree was moving towards him after drinking alcohol.
And last, try doing something out of the ordinary every week. Many times, we get comfortable with our routines, but they may lead to ruts. Stepping outside your boundaries increases the likelihood of a lucky break. And nobody has to go crazy about it. Simple things, like trying a new hobby, meeting new people, and trying different foods can work wonders.
Violet Jessop, a ship nurse. She served on each of the three 'sisters' Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. While she was on board, the Olympic collided with a war ship and nearly sank, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, the Britannic hit an underwater mine and sank. Violet survived all three.
In Thailand, it was considered a capital offense punishable by death if someone touched the queen. In 1880, the queen drowned when her royal boat capsized on the way to the palace. The many witnesses to the accident did not dare to tuch the queen while she was drowning
Most importantly, the concept of luck is flawed because it implies that this is something we cannot change. But whatever our situation, background, advantages and disadvantages are, there are always things you can build upon.
The Diamond In My Ring Fell Out Today. It Came With A 10 Year Workmanship Guarantee. Yesterday Was Our 10th Wedding Anniversary
Soap And Eggs
This Kinda Cracked Me Up
Paid Extra For A Window Seat. Got The One Seat On The Plane With A Wall
The Poor Guy
A man survived the sinking of a ship in 1871, leaving him traumatized afterwards. Some forty years later, he was finally able to overcome his fears and sail again, only to die on the Titanic.
How This Guy Survived Both Of The Atomic Bombs During Ww2
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was working in Hiroshimæ when the city was bombed. Surviving, he returned to his employer in Nagasaki three days later That morning, while being berated by his supervisor as "crazy" after describing how a single bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, the second atomic bomb hit Nagasaki. Yamaguchi survived again, and is the only known survivor of both bombinqs.
Get It Together Abby
"Nervous For The New Job?" "Nah, On The First Day I Won't Do Much, I'll Meet Colleagues, They'll Show Me Around And Nothing More."
This B***h Ass Just Flew Into My Eye And Fell To The Ground
“Hey Honey We’re Gonna Be On The Front Page”. The Front Page:
28 Years Without Breaking A Bone Until A Giant Stone Slab Riddled With Wood Screws Crushed And Impaled Both My Middle Fingers. Please Enjoy This Picture Of Me Freshly Bandaged Up.
Pope Formosus Who Had Been Dead For 7 Months Was Removed From His Tomb To Be Propped Up And Put On Trial. The Corpse Was Found Guilty And Was Stripped, Had Three Fingers Removed, Then Reburied, Got Dug Up Once Again, Tied To Weights, And Thrown In A River
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