English Conversation on Luck
Luck is the concept that defines the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events. The naturalistic interpretation is that positive and negative events happen all the time in human lives, both due to random and non-random natural and artificial processes, and that even improbable events can happen by random chance. In this view, being “lucky” or “unlucky” is simply a descriptive label that points out an event’s positivity, negativity, or improbability.
Supernatural interpretations of luck consider it to be an attribute of a person or object, or the result of a favorable or unfavorable view of a deity upon a person. These interpretations often prescribe how luckiness or unluckiness can be obtained, such as by carrying a lucky charm or making sacrifices or prayers to a deity. Saying someone is “born lucky” then might mean, depending on the interpretation, anything from that they have been born into a good family or circumstance, or that they habitually experience improbably positive events due to some inherent property.
- What is luck?
- Do you believe in luck?
- Do you think you can build your own luck?
- Do you know the meaning of the following proverb: “born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth”?
- What are some factors that might influence your luck?
- Do you know the distinctions between fatalism and Existentialism?
- Do you believe that some people, objects, etc., such as black cat, the number 13, and so forth, would bring bad luck?