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Why Do Some People Only Have Bad Luck?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

The idea that some people are destined to suffer chronic misfortune is so ingrained in our consciousness that there even have been songs written about it -- for example, “Born Under a Bad Sign,” the blues classic recorded by Albert King back in 1967, in which the narrator complains that “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.”

But is there really such a thing as chronic bad luck, and if so, why do some people seem to be plagued by it?

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

I dont think there's such a thing as bad luck, everyone has bad misfortunes, but those who are negative and always bitter tend to see everything in a bad way. Therefore they complain they have bad luck or that their life sucks. It's all about being positive and being happy with what you have


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

There is no such thing as "good" luck or "bad" luck.
Sometimes stuff happens because of the actions of others and sometimes people themselves make silly choices and don't recognize their mistakes.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:18 AM

Word of the day: Probability.

Also people usually focus on the bad events and disregard when times are good.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:10 AM

The old adage that" luck is where preparation meets opportunity" is true. The people that have constant bad luck are not prepared to take advantage of the situations where fortune favors them.

I used to play poker for a living. There were guys who could never seem to win, but it wasn't because they just got bad cards. It's because they did not know how to mitigate their losses when they were running bad and take advantage of the times when they were running good. They got frustrated and made stupid decisions. A rabbit's foot is no substitute for a prepared mind.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

I use to let people around me influence my emotions of views.
But now I don't care what people think negatively of me.

Also instead of the universe making things go a certain way for me...
I started to bend things to my will..
and there it is.
I now manifest my will and destiny

When I was younger i let others put their WILL and Destiny on me....
until I became self empowered... now my will is stronger than those who wish to hold me down..

and yes we learn as we go. We either become more powerful or powerless..
the choice is ours.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Hows this for "Bad Luck", this weeks lottery numbers...12..13..18..39..43..49.....my numbers..11..14..17..26..39..43....not a penny,oh well never mind.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

I just think everything is random. Some people are going to have great lives. Some will have a mix of bad and good. Others will unfortunately only know suffering and then die. There are people who have misfortunate and are still able find happiness, but I don't think that's possible for everyone. I couldn't be happy or positive if I lost everyone I cared about and was suffering from some agonizing disease, or starving to death in some third war country. I'm just not wired that way. I'd say my sibling had nothing but bad luck. Schizophrenia destroyed her life. Try being happy when you're being tormented by voices and hallucinations 24/7 and the meds have awful side effects.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Most times, you make your own luck.  In my humble opinion.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

 spud the mackem, on 30 July 2013 - 09:28 AM, said:

Hows this for "Bad Luck", this weeks lottery numbers...12..13..18..39..43..49.....my numbers..11..14..17..26..39..43....not a penny,oh well never mind.

Few years ago my lottery numbers were 1..2..3..4..5..6.
The winning numbers?  7..8..9..10..11..12.

(lol)


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

 Eldorado, on 30 July 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

Few years ago my lottery numbers were 1..2..3..4..5..6.
The winning numbers?  7..8..9..10..11..12.

(lol)
And so we are not driving Jaguars ,money isn't everything but it helps,you can be miserable in comfort hee hee.

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(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:05 PM

It's just rowing against the river. Everyone has a kind of luck somewhere, but those who are naturally more oblivious of it or hide it, tend to have more of it. It makes sense when you think of the shadow effect in psychology, what you suppress and project to your environment gets reflected back on you. Your unconscious "oops I didn't know I threw it" -boomerang. 12th house Jupiter projected back, in other words.

But if you ain't born that way, but still try invoke something like that, your true luck ain't gonna be as big as what it could be. Because your true luck is where it is, and it's the most powerful in it's natural place. Being yourself is being lucky, in more than one sense.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

I tend to think bad luck is expectation not being met, and focusing on negatives,


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:44 PM

Some are some things in life which cannot be explained by science and the modern world i should say...

Edited by Electrika, 12 January 2015 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

 ciriuslea, on 30 July 2013 - 10:12 PM, said:

I tend to think bad luck is expectation not being met, and focusing on negatives,

I guess the Buddha was lucky because he had non-attachment.  Didn't crave material things.   I haven't quite reached that level, of course.

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