But sometimes luck can be misinterpreted for good old fashioned hard work. “Being at the right place at the right time” for example. Usually one is at the right place at the right time because that person made it happen. I also think that being in the right place has a lot to do with what you are thinking about. So, say, if you want to write a book, you will meet someone who writes books and can help you out. The adage “If you build it, they will come” comes to my mind.
Then there are people that you’d seriously consider committing aggravated assault in exchange for serving 50 years in prison. Because everything seems to go their way. Here you are, rolling along the roller coaster of life, with its ups and its downs and sometimes its twisty twists.
And then you meet someone who never had to struggle for anything. The worst part is that this person has an obnoxious, flippant attitude toward anyone who has regular life problems. He says “Shoulda made better choices in life” or something equally irritating to minimalize your roller coaster ride. And you just want to punch him in the face. Mostly so he can experience something that doesn’t go his way. Except you’d probably miss, and he’d laugh at you as he’s calling the police, and then you’d get arrested for aggravated assault anyway because he’s related to the police commissioner, and then you’d go to jail for absolutely nothing because he still would tell you that you shoulda made better choices in life, i.e. not try to punch him in the face, and when you are up for your parole hearing in 25 years, he would testify that you shoulda made better choices in life and you’re parole would be denied, so you’d serve out your 50 years for missing some lucky bastard.
I guess I’m right. If you build it, they will come. Or, rather, if I think it, it will happen.