The luck is a event chain that is considered casual or fortuitous . Those who believe in luck, argue that living conditions may depend on destination or of the existence and use of amulets .
For example: “I had such bad luck that, when I arrived at the beach, it started raining”, “Marcelo is very lucky: yesterday he found a lot money on the street", "Juliet carries a four-leaf clover in her pocket to attract good luck".
The superstition argues that certain objects or behaviors (Like a horseshoe, a four-leaf clover, a rabbit's foot, cross your fingers or touch wood) bring good luck. Other things, on the other hand, generate bad luck: a black cat, breaking a mirror, spilling salt or opening an umbrella inside a house. And in both cases, the list continues.
One of the weaknesses of superstition can be seen by observing that it takes different forms in each culture. For example, the Japanese do not give any negative meaning to open an umbrella inside a house and, when they do it in front of a western person, they are usually surprised at their reaction.
Many artists, famous and not so famous, perform certain actions before going on stage to make their presentations successful. From praying to throwing an object against a wall, they seek the protection of some entity, which offers them what their jargon It does not allow them to mention: luck.
For the rationalists , luck does not exist. What is considered good or bad luck can be explained from the application of the laws of probability . If a balcony falls on a person, this does not speak of his fate; the deterioration that the building has suffered until the moment of the accident causes the structure to detach, regardless of who is going under.
Reason also opposes logical fallacies of the amulets. For example, if someone who thinks they have a shirt that attracts good luck, finds job the first day he uses it in an interview, he may well rely on that anecdote to try to confirm the veracity of his superstition; However, a rationalist will always favor explanations that respond to the principles of statistics.
Since believing in luck does not harm anyone, everyone should be free to explain those seemingly fortuitous situations as they can and wish. Also, just as no person can prove that an amulet changed their fate, there is no scientific able to prove otherwise unquestionably.
There is a tendency to believe that luck is the product of a series of factors that we can control, such as mood and decisions that we take around a certain objective. It is said that those who remain positive in the face of challenges and do not stop fighting until they get what they are looking for are more likely to achieve it than those who doubt and announce failure even before they begin; the first attracts good luck, while the second, bad.
Luck can also be linked to spiritual beliefs . For believers, certain rituals or practices (such as praying) make supernatural forces influence the physical world and favor luck.
Another meaning of the word luck defines it as a synonym for species, gender or type, and its use is not very normal in everyday speech, but is usually found in written language. It usually denotes a certain difficulty in finding a successful comparison; for example: prayer "He took a few flowers and outlined a sort of centerpiece" It suggests that the quality or finish of the floral arrangement does not convince the narrator, either because it is not to his liking or because he does not enjoy a very defined aspect.