Do you feel lucky?

Well, do you, punk?

What if I could tell you the secret to being lucky? All it will cost is a change of perspective and £10 a month paid directly to me ... ok, whatever, I'll let you be lucky for free. I'm generous like that. Most people measure Luck on what is happening in the present and what they want to happen in the future...

For example: "Currently, I want more money ... So I will buy a lottery ticket ... if I'm lucky I will win in the future."

Well that is all well and good if you do win, but I'm betting that you won't ... and then you will feel unlucky. So do you feel lucky right now?

When I was out and about recently (That's why there's been no blogs and comics for a while, I've been let out of the house) I was stood on a bridge and enjoying the view below. Suddenly I thought "what if a gust of wind blew me off this ledge now" (cos I'm cheery like that). No gust of wind materialised, I was never in any danger, so why should I feel lucky? Answer the question below and I'll explain after ...

There's a man on a cliff edge. A strong gust of wind blows the man into the water below and he drowns. Suppose in a parallel universe the wind isn't as strong and he lands on a rock below, severely breaking his bones but it's not a fatal fall. Then in another universe, no gust of wind appeared and he carried on his life never knowing the other outcomes of standing on that cliff. Which version of the man is the luckiest? Which version of the man FEELS the luckiest?

Do you feel lucky?

Well obviously the luckiest guy is the one that went home without the broken bones or dead (Just assume he wanted to carry on living ... don't be morbid).

But the one who FEELS the luckiest is the one that almost died but didn't. He can look back on the event and say ... "I was lucky I didn't die".

MIND=BLOWN right?!?

So I guess what I'm saying is that you should constantly think that you are going to die any minute and you will be the luckiest person in the world until you do actually die. No, wait, that doesn't sound right.

The best way to explain is to think about what you do have currently and not what you want. Take the lottery ticket example from before ...

"Currently, I want more money ... So I will buy a lottery ticket ... if I'm lucky I will win in the future."

And change it to ...

"I have enough spare money after paying for rent and food to purchase a ticket that could earn me even more money ... so why not try it ... it doesn't matter if I win or lose, I'll still have what I have"

If you look at what you have and not what you don't have ... you'll feel lucky. Give it a try.

Do you feel lucky?

Posted by: Smolemon at 19:17:02 19th Oct 2014

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