Friday, June 08, 2007

Lucky, aren't you?

I have been wondering about luck and fortune. What are they anyways? Aren't they just some relative terms we use to compare ourselves with others or vice versa?

When someone says they are lucky, don't they usually mean they have all that they want and desire? But is that being lucky and fortunate really?


What we think is good for may turn out to be not so good after all. And what we consider misfortune may be a blessing in disguise.


I guess life is more than mere luck and fortune. It is the ability to be able to smile at seemingly bad circumstances and believing that all is not lost yet. And not being deceived by seemingly favourable circumstances and think you have made it.


Above all, it is knowing that the best is yet to come and keeping at it…


Me, for some reason I was thinking of you when I wrote this post. No, I did not write this based on what is happening in your life, but as I was writing it I remembered your situation. Well, the best is yet to come, me!

16 comments:

mandy said...

"life is more than mere luck and fortune" very true. because life is is about blessings.

Trish said...

That's right. And a big part of having a happy and fulfilling life is attitude. It's hard to do sometimes but a good attitude is key.

Ryan said...

sounds like you are replacing your spirituality in 'other' things with a knowledge. So does that mean that we are renaming luck blessings and it is still the same thing with a different name? Or is it different?

ME does have an example of "unlucky"

http://desiinsmalltimeamerica.blogspot.com/2007/06/and-now-for-something-completely.html

The Mahathma said...

luck - the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I'll probably get pneumonia.
fortune - position in life as determined by wealth

so u want to get lucky to make a fortune ! huh! better way is to work hard for what u want !

how is ur swimsuit [wink]

Bungi said...

Mandy - Ummm... I would say life more than about blessing too.

Trish - Yep. The attitude. It is our attitude towards life. And it IS so tough!!!

Ryan - Ummm. I'm really not trying to bring the relationship between blessing and luck. I guess what i wanted to explore through the post is the narrow and limited view we have about our situations.

Me said...

yes!
yes yes!
"i guess life is more than mere luck and fortune. It is the ability to be able to smile at seemingly bad circumstances and believing that all is not lost yet. And not being deceived by seemingly favourable circumstances and think you have made it."
I get this.
i feel the same way on your blog as you do on mine :) How weird~~

Ryan said...

OH yes I see that luck is dependant on how you view what happens compared to what you expected to happen.

Is not the difference between blessing and luck is if you can explain the source?

But then Life IS more than mear luck and fortune or blessing and curses. There are a lot of things that are bad that no good will come from. It is almost like good and bad are separate from each other, connected by a string that can flex, not a rigid pole like a seasaw.

It is important to look back at the good, to do the good, and expect the good to happen. But when bad does happen we need to respect it for what it is, not trivialize it.

chronicwriter said...

bungi! u have attained self actualisation...

Anju said...

hey..have you heard this one: LUCK - Living Under Christ's Kindness? It made sense to me when I first heard it. So I look at luck that way. In which case, life could be all about luck! :p

Sandy Carlson said...

I always wonder about luck. There's the saying that there is no such thing as either luck or intuition because what we call these things is really the result of paying attention to what goes on and making the most of it. Maybe so. Still, some lives seem harder than others.

Just Sayin' said...

I would agree... It's been my experience that luck and fortune have more to do with motivation, hard work and determination than inexplicable forces granting favorable happenstances.

The Mahathma said...

hmm

Bungi said...

Dear commentors, i quite didn't know what to say for a long time which explains whey i didn't reply to the comments here. I must say that each of you have added a new perspective for me to think about. Thank you.

Me - Umm... Now you are making me wonder too... How do we do that?

Ryan - I do see the point of not trivializing the bad that happens.

Chronicwriter - Ahem. Well...

Anju - Hmmm... Yep. Another way of looking at it.

Sandy - True. Some people do seem to have an unfair share of trouble...

JS - Yeah. Hard work and persistance. But there are somethings beyond our efforts too. I was wondering about our response to these things.

Zipster said...

you philosopher you!

Bungi said...

Zip - He he. I try...

Ryan said...

Hey you are helping some who by 'luck' do not have it as good as they could.

You know I could not fall asleep tried to decide if all luck was blessings or if some events really were unexplainable good and thus luck. Posted my conclusions on consideringthecost.