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A Kid's View
by Giovanni Venezia

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Greetings to you in the “Month of Green”, St. Patrick’s Day coming up on the 17th! We traditionally recognize this time as a period of “luck”, as tales of Leprechauns and pots of gold at rainbows end surround us. Reflecting on events at this time, we ask if we are truly “lucky”. But, is there such thing as luck? And if it exists, is it just there, or do we possibly create it?

Luck is defined as something that just happens for us that we supposedly have no control over. We see this demonstrated when we just flip a coin, as we have pretty much no control as to which side it will land on. But, can I take a moment to be philosophical here? We STILL have the control to flip that coin. It may not be totally decided by our flip, as we may not have that much control. Though, it is still us that flip that coin.

I take that analogy and apply it to life. There is a school of thought that says we create our own luck. I think this can be very true. Think about a situation you did near everything you could to create your success. Just imagine a basketball game; in a lot of ways, it’s a game of luck. The player on the other team may lose the ball moving down court. You are lucky for the opportunity, but that opportunity was created by you pressuring him, and is taken to your advantage by your team reclaiming the ball.

In real life we are given opportunities, gifts and things to work for. By harnessing these things, we create our “luck”. I try to do that, working and studying hard, talking to the right people. I create the chance for my luck, at least most of the time. My father swears I have a horseshoe stuck to me!

Maybe luck really is simply luck. Possibly you create it. And maybe it is both. As a matter of fact, it could be a true combination, like in the basketball scenario (As we are in March Madness time as well). I truly think it’s the perspective you decide to take. No matter what it is, I wish you best of luck on the holiday!

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