Chance and Choice are two inseparable sides of the same coin. This coin is our personality. Our personality gets influenced by these two inclusive aspects. What makes us human is our ability to exercise choice and appreciate events that happen by chance. In other words what sets us apart from lower animals is our willingness to ‛take chance and make choice’.
Luck is not another four letter word, though advocates of scientific thinking treat it just like that. Luck in simple words means acknowledgement of events that happen by chance. You get lucky, you don’t get to be lucky. When they say you can write your own fate, they are referring to choice and not chance. You can’t control events that you are oblivion about. But you can choose to increase breadth of your awareness and control your mind so that it can take informed decisions.
So, let us cut this long strory short. Appreciate luck, if any, but administer choice.
Luckly, I thought of this blog post, else I would have spent hours choosing what to write!