“Luck is just a matter of perspective”
I always win raffles. My whole life that’s how it has been. So either i’m just really lucky or my memory erases all the times I lost lol.
But we know the odds are random, so it must be a memory thing.
Maybe a positive attitude forces me to forget negative outcomes?
I don’t get jealous or hold grudges either, is it all related?
Oh! And time actually seems to pass really slowly for me. That has to be memory related..
Because we know the reason time passes slowly for kids is that their memory is not full of the same old worn out scenarios, instead, everything is new to them.
So maybe my extreme hate for boring shit, and tendency to purge almost everything pointless out of my memory, has as a side effect of slowing down my perception of time.
Lately I've had to work harder at forgetting pointless stuff. Probably because i’m older now and my brain is less plastic than it was.
But I do think it is a choice, a muscle you can workout and flex.
Intentionally forgetting stupid shit also allows you to fill your brain with new, interesting, positive information.
The more disparate (unrelated) the information is, the wider the connections will be, which translates to better pattern recognition and creativity.
To tie this all together, they say that “it is better to be lucky than to be smart”. But maybe luck is just a matter of perspective.
Having a positive attitude and short selective memory creates the illusion of luck in your own mind.
The belief that you are in fact lucky (because you can’t remember your losses) becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.
When you feel lucky (entitled) you dare to take more shots at bat. Others let you take more shots because they gradually start to believe it too. And what’s the result of all those extra shots? Mastery.
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky