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Lucky People

Did you see this story in the news? This guy from Wisconsin is visiting the Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas and finds this 5.47 carat flawless yellow diamond. Now that is a lucky guy.

Luck is an elusive theory to me. I think you either have it or you don’t, and I don’t. Nobody ever believes me when I say this, but let me give you an example. One year for my birthday a friend gave me twenty dollars worth of Christmas Cash scratch offs. Odds of winning were one in 10. I didn’t win on any of those tickets. Not even a $1. When I was a kid we took a weekend trip to pan gold once. People all up and down this river swishing and hollering. I swished and came up with sand and rocks. That’s it. Not even fools gold. Traffic lights turn red and the train track crossing bars go down at my approach. Some would consider my good health and the health of my children lucky. I think genetics has more to do with that than luck.

I’m not bothered by the fact that I’m not lucky, I’ve know it since I was a kid so I don’t count on luck for anything I really truly want.

October 23, 2006 at 6:38 am 18 comments

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