Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Is it Luck?

I read a post a while back from someone that was frustrated with the reputation of her nationality, and rather jealous of another having the reputation of Luck. (stupid, I know... but so was the the very one sided blog about everything written. My way is the only way...blah blah blah. I don't follow it anymore). Anyway, the post got me thinking about LUCK... and how many have superstitions that certain things bring luck. In fact I wrote a post about a year ago about luck. Go HERE for that post, (it was really good :( but no one commented on it).
I find it hard to believe that a person is lucky solely on their race. Or their sex for that matter. It is up to you to make things happen for yourself. Obviously, certain things in place can accelerate chances of good or bad. However, I don't think you are luckier than I based on the color of our skin or nationality.

I am kind of a hodgepodge person. I have many nationalities mixed in my blood as well as races. Although my maiden name is German, I have just as much French, Indian, and a "world" of others mixed in. While helping my daughter with a Genealogy  project, I learned of mixing of my race. Unlike my Hubby, whom was born in another country, can pretty well trace his roots through just that country.
But who really knows? And quite frankly, who really cares?  I don't mean to be disrespectful. I realize this is very important to many as to who & where they come from directly. But to me, it is more about whom I have become because of what I endure, and because of those that have been a part of my life more than what runs through my blood.


Mark Pressley said...

Luck is what happens when hours of preparation meets opportunity.
As to someone’s nationality only small people care I like someone or don’t based on what is in their heart.
I am very superstitious.

ellen abbott said...

the color of someone's skin may not have anything to do with luck, but it certainly is a factor in opportunity.

Linda said...

I believe as you've written. :) I don't believe in luck so much, as I do the fact that people are personally responsible for making the best of what they have been given in life. God gives each one of us opportunities. Even those in the harshest situations have opportunities if they seek them. I firmaly believe that. I don't believe in making excuses for anything. It's up to each one of us to succeed and make wise decisions. :)

Vanna said...

Great post! Love it.