Luck vs Chance

Posted by on May 26, 2005 in general thoughts | 4 comments

I don’t believe in Luck. I do believe in chance. (Rolling a dice is chance BTW)

I’m often told I’ve been “lucky” when it comes to all kind of aspects in my life. jobs I’ve done, places I’ve been, gigs I’ve played, people I’ve met… rubbish!

Life is what you make it, you too can become lucky, I promise.

Keep your eyes open for opportunity, take a chance, be genuinly warm to everyone you meet, always live so you can say “I tried” and not “what if”. Easy.

There’s a great book I once read on the subject, that totally confirmed my beliefs (or lack of) in the matter: Dr Richard Wiseman “The Luck Factor” (I spotted him after he was on TV, strongly rec. this book to anyone who classifies themselves as “unlucky”!!!)

What bought this up today? 3 people calling me lucky about different aspects of my life – homelands (VIP + free transport 😀 ), Contracting work (muchos dinero) and a big booking (Animal Windfest ’05)!

All of these can be traced back to applying the rules above I promise.


  1. So am I not allowed to quote the great Monty Python:

    “You lucky lucky bastard…”?


  2. python quotes are ALWAYS allowed. And encouraged… as are simpsons quotes.

  3. labour under correct knowledge and all that malarkey – couldn’t agree more…

    btw, where and when’s the windfest?

  4. Totally agree with you Sir Luke. But then would a PMA influence chance happenings? Eg, if you go into a casino thinking you are going to win, will you?

    And now for Simpsons quote:

    “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all”

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