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08 Dec 09 22:24
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who have won

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)
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Report 88 December 8, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
it cannot be done

88 (1967-2067)
Report duncan idaho December 9, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
yes, kauto star one of the luckiest horses ever. And Liverpool team in the 80s unbelievably lucky. As was Tiger Woods until recently.
Report beetle December 9, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
I think he was taking about the assymetry of randomness and he was right.
Report FINE AS FROG HAIR December 9, 2009 8:33 AM GMT
Sounds like the losers' anthem.
Report brendanuk1 December 9, 2009 10:54 AM GMT
**really, there are many underlying reasons why people win. Most have nothing to do with luck.

Luck is a convient curtain to cover the underlying reasons.
Report beetle December 9, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
what about Susan**
Report Slicer December 9, 2009 11:08 AM GMT
" There are lies, damn lies, statistics and then there is form".
From The Sayings of Dr Slicer, available at all not very good bookshops nowhere in the country.

I have seen "Luck" first hand. Both good and bad! Believe me- it does exist.
Report Zola's Back Heel December 9, 2009 11:17 AM GMT
Imagine a world in which everything bad that happened to you, you deserved.
Report Blademan1889 December 9, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
Is there a difference between luck and fate?
Report lonesome December 9, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
They've never held a luck on the village green?
Report errant December 10, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
Very good, Lonesome. Made me smile anyway.
Report Drangers December 10, 2009 11:20 AM GMT

Labour Under Constructive Knowledge.....
Report alfee December 10, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
yep, my luck seems like hardwork, but i have more good luck than bad, the answer is in there somewhere.
Report dogwalker December 10, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
This is a very philosophical thread! Maybe we should consult that famous philosopher Mark Hughes?
Report Blademan1889 December 10, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
alfee 10 Dec 12:28

yep, my luck seems like hardwork, but i have more good luck than bad, the answer is in there somewhere.

Hard work and luck are something to do with luck re gambling/work i would guess.If ,say, a small kid has cancer or run over..would they have been ok if they had put in the 'hardwork'?
Report alfee December 10, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
if the kid is taught the importance of crossing the road properly, kid survives , cancer is another story, but i was just chatting from a gambling point of view, that whats on peoples minds on here.

but i get what ye is saying blade, have a nice day.
Report Blademan1889 December 10, 2009 11:53 AM GMT
I know..was just saying luck can't just be in some walks of life and not others.If it affects one it's got to affect all.
Report viva el presidente! December 10, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
what a load of old cocteau.
Report the dza December 10, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
You can't dismiss luck. It's lucky you were born/raised and live in a 1st world country. Lucky you weren't born with a terrible disability. These are things which we cannot control. Circumstances and fate. Now, making the best of the hand you're dealth, that is another matter. So everybody is partly correct, but luck (good and bad) is always there and it's always a factor.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
It depends what you mean by luck.
Obviously there are fluctuations due to random chance, which are larger than we intuitively expect, leading us to see patterns which aren't really there.
If by luck we mean a sticky kind of good fortune which is not due to chance, that is another matter.
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