Scallywag

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Lucky You’ve Won!

September 16th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

How lucky are you?

How lucky are you?

Feeling lucky? Which do you want first: the good news or the bad news?

Okay, here’s the bad news about betting. You can’t win. Sure, you can put your money down, choose lucky88 red and cross your fingers that your number will come up. But ultimately it’s fruitless. All the wishful thinking and lucky charms in the world won’t make a scrap of difference.

Why? Well, as you know, gambling is a numbers game designed to extract money from eager players. There is only one winner and that’s the house because players have the odds stacked against them right from the start. You might be feeling lucky but odds don’t respect feelings.

Think about it. Casinos aren’t built big and luxurious for nothing. They have the cash and make it so they keep being lucky for the long haul. That means letting people win occasionally. To get them hooked. So players feel that lucky sensation and believe playing more will make them even more lucky. It won’t. It’s just a con on a grand scale.

Sorry. That’s a downer, isn’t it? So what’s the good news? Well there is some. Luckily, you have the means to make more money with the right knowledge. But it takes work and dedication. You know, effort.

The truth is there really is no such thing as a free lunch. Go ahead and gamble if you enjoy it. But don’t expect to win big. Sure you will have the odd lucky break now and then. But it’s all part of the illusion.

Being truly lucky in the full sense is something completely different. I once heard LUCK. stands for “Laboring Under Correct Knowledge.” That means working to achieve results by making a genuine contribution in life. So people unwilling to help or do anything practical are cancelling out their good fortune. They’re also refusing to see just how lucky they are. For my money, luck, real luck, is that you are here in the first place. Presumably, you can read, talk, walk, think, care, share, and love. If you can do even a few, you have the opportunity to make your life count; measured by the qualities you share.

Winning numbers may be exciting but lucky people don’t need numbers. With work they make every day a winning day. So that they go to bed at night tired but happy, knowing their life counts, whether they have a cracker to their name or not.

So go ahead. Roll the dice of life and make your efforts score. Speak words of encouragement to people you care about and claim dignity through hard work and perseverance.  That’s what lucky people do.

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