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Poll: is luck real? (26 member(s) have cast votes)

is luck real?

  1. YES - it exists (18 votes [69.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.23%

  2. NO - its bull (3 votes [11.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  3. WHO CARES - who cares (5 votes [19.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

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#1    man_in_mudboots

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:07 PM

luck probably predates religion. i dont think there is one person on earth that doesnt have have some sort of lucky belief, even if they wont admit it. i voted no.


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Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:13 PM

hmm...luck is something very hard to put your finger on...I don't believe in it as some kind of 'force' that looks out for people, but I do believe that something can be 'lucky', or 'luck' can be considered a factor in events...

Luck, in my opinion, isn't so much any kind of tangable force, but simply a name applied to a set of benificial circumstances. Nothing in particular may cause these circumstances, but it'll still be put down to the ever enigmatic idea of 'luck'.

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:19 PM

Luck is one of those things like "Murphy's Law." It doesn't really exist per say; but at the same time it does blink.gif  But then as long as I am lucky I don't give a hoot where it comes from grin2.gif

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:52 PM

I don't believe in "luck". I believe in "fate".



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Posted 17 January 2004 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (Seraphina @ Jan 17 2004, 02:13 PM)
hmm...luck is something very hard to put your finger on...I don't believe in it as some kind of 'force' that looks out for people, but I do believe that something can be 'lucky', or 'luck' can be considered a factor in events...

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#6    Novo

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (Nethius @ Jan 17 2004, 03:20 PM)
QUOTE (Seraphina @ Jan 17 2004, 02:13 PM)
hmm...luck is something very hard to put your finger on...I don't believe in it as some kind of 'force' that looks out for people, but I do believe that something can be 'lucky', or 'luck' can be considered a factor in events...

dito

I agree to but Its Ditto

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 09:51 PM

Yes "luck" does exist but only as term for something random going in you're favour.  


#8    Novo

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE (Undead @ Jan 17 2004, 08:51 PM)
Yes "luck" does exist but only as term for something random going in you're favour.

Thats exactly what the last three posts said....

The stupider people think you are, the more suprised they are when you kill them.
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#9    Nethius

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 06:37 AM

QUOTE (Student&Alive @ Jan 17 2004, 03:50 PM)
I agree to but Its Ditto

and it's "it's"



#10    man_in_mudboots

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE (Undead @ Jan 17 2004, 08:51 PM)
Yes "luck" does exist, but only as term for something random going in you're favour.

if i was webster and i had to define luck, that would be what id write.


#11    dancin'hamster

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 03:53 PM

Erm......... I actually believe in luck. Not the white rabbits' foot kind of luck, but the power of positive thinking.

Thinking happy, being happy, and striving to make other people happy makes good luck.

Sheeeeeeesh, I know that sounds really cheesy ......

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:23 PM

I caught a bit of an interview with Dr Richard Wiseman a week or two ago in which he seemed to be suggesting he could teach people to be lucky.

Interestingly I noticed his book on 'Luck' was recently being sold off substantially lower than the cover price.  wink2.gif  


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 10:22 PM

  Don't ask me where I got this information from as I can't recall it  , however somebody did a study somewhere once  whistling2.gif  that showed people who are more likely to start random conversations and try new foods and experiences without hesitation , are far more likely to have what would be concidered good luck .
  I guess this is beause they open themselves up to more opportunities than most of us might .


#14    man_in_mudboots

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE (Kismit @ Jan 18 2004, 09:22 PM)
showed people who are more likely to start random conversations and try new foods and experiences without hesitation , are far more likely to have what would be concidered good luck . I guess this is beause they open themselves up to more opportunities than most of us might .

that would explain why we have the worse luck ever (or what you would call luck). we are terribly antisocial(therefore we dont meet any people we dont know if we dont have to) very fixed in our habits and schedules and diets.


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 11:45 PM

mm, Maybe Red Dwarf was right!, It could be a sought of virus? we loose it when we have created anti bodies? it then mutates and we catch it later.

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