FauxPolitik

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Luck: Razor, just to clarify: Using the terms set forth, yes, one can be lucky frequently, perhaps even exclusively (though I've yet to hear of such a case). However, if good luck is guaranteed, and furthermore the lucky party is aware of that guarantee, it ceases to be luck, which implies chance. To follow your line further: "To re-cap, being good is more rewarding, being lucky is more exciting." Where's the excitement in luck that's automatic? Seems to me that if we take your example (the foolhardy idea of betting on the Phillies -- i.e., gambling) the excitement disappears if there is no actual risk to the gamble.

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