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our experiences are out of our control.
all that we do and say are directly influenced by our experiences.
We make our own luck.
And 'I made it myself' is one of the most used expressions and if I may say so 'The American dream' in a nutshell. Always heard by those few lucky enough to have been at the right place at the right time, with the 'proper' education/knowledge. You have social structures guaranteeing you a 'place in the sun' more or less but those are human inventions.
How about winning the lottery then?--Sorry Geezer, A little tired here, made my viking blood 'flow' I'm afraid )To do your best is always a good thing.----But yeah, Neilep. "happenstance and circumstance." sums it up too.But when it's good we tend to look at it as 'luck', don't we.Bl* superstition most probably.
This one seems to agree with you Neilep.http://www.neurope.eu/articles/Does-Luck-exist-or-Is-it-a-state-of-mind/82805.php [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
Let's leave it, shall we?
Look Geezer, I haven't said that this phenomena is solely American. I meant just the oposite, that it is with that as with soldiers reminiscing. It presents a view of life as seen from their perspective, in no way validating it as the sole truth. And it was all written as a comment to the first one, the one that I'm 'allergic' too, trying to define just why I don't like it.As for 'making it' and having a hard time while doing it. That's okay with me, it's just some of those sayings that sometimes drive me up the walls. You have to see it the way I thought I wrote it, not lifting the last comment out, standing on its own.As for ABBA And IKEA?Well, did you know that the guy owning Ikea is..Any way.Be cool man, it's no slight intended to you, or others that fight, or fought, for their prosperity.