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johnnyy
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November 23rd, 2020 at 8:33:33 AM permalink
I believe in luck too
StevieRayShine
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December 12th, 2020 at 2:21:19 PM permalink
I definitely believe that there is such a thing as luck. But I also believe you can create your own luck through the Law of Attraction as well as through the teachings of people like Napolean Hill.
USpapergames
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January 1st, 2021 at 11:25:23 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Do you believe luck is a force in the universe, or is it just a word we use to describe events that go or don't go our way. Not a bad question, you'd be surprised at the number of people who've never contemplated this before.



I'm going to tell everyone what the facts are about luck only because I want to help the WoV members. Luck 100% exists & there is no denying this, this is a fact. Due to the Heidelberg uncertainty principle, you are lucky to even exist at all. I cringe when I hear professional poker players mention that there is no luck in poker because all you need to do is look at Archie Karas as an example. Yes, the law of averages states that the more games played the more likely events are to even out. But the reality is there are professional poker players who will receive a significant amount more coolers throughout their lifetime & only if you look at the average lifetime of every player would the probability of every outcome start to come close to evening out the expected results. In game design, we classify the amount of luck in a game as equal to the amount of impact that external outcomes affect game outcomes.

A thank you would be nice ;)
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January 1st, 2021 at 11:36:18 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Luck is a word, but a good word. Technically there may not be such a thing as randomness either. That's just theoretical, involves leaving the universe to be able to understand the entire universe you left, as it can't be done from within. I sound like a nut, the possibilities are endless or impossible. Love this stuff, hologram universe, simulation universe, etc., etc. If this is not reality, where is reality, etc. Elan Musk talks like me all the time. I find it funny.



I believe you're correct but nobody knows for sure. When we use the definition of random we are merely talking about what is random from the perspective of the person perceiving the information. I believe it's possible to reconstruct all lost information, like pitting together pieces of the past to even reconstruct all the information of a big bang.
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USpapergames
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January 1st, 2021 at 11:44:58 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Why can't you just say luck=good coincidence, so therefore luck exists? I understand luck is a description, not a determination, but just a word.

Luck didn't take a touchdown away from Pittsburgh and didn't make Big Ben throw an interception, but the Patriots seemed lucky to beat Pittsburgh.

Do I not understand the debate? Or is there not a debate and is there just a disagreement about what the word means?



The problem is your definition of luck. If you're claiming that someone else who lost their wallet wouldn't have gotten it back if they weren't "naturally" lucky, then I would also completely agree with you. But if you're claiming that he wasn't lucky because it so happened to be that guy (for whatever reason who was there to turn it in) over some other person that steals the wallet, I'm going to say you're wrong & he was lucky. Luck is about external forces, not some internal force that you possess that will allow you to get lucky in any situation. That's something pulled straight from Hollywood.
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Mission146
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January 4th, 2021 at 8:21:44 AM permalink
Quote: USpapergames

I'm going to tell everyone what the facts are about luck only because I want to help the WoV members. Luck 100% exists & there is no denying this, this is a fact. Due to the Heidelberg uncertainty principle, you are lucky to even exist at all. I cringe when I hear professional poker players mention that there is no luck in poker because all you need to do is look at Archie Karas as an example. Yes, the law of averages states that the more games played the more likely events are to even out. But the reality is there are professional poker players who will receive a significant amount more coolers throughout their lifetime & only if you look at the average lifetime of every player would the probability of every outcome start to come close to evening out the expected results. In game design, we classify the amount of luck in a game as equal to the amount of impact that external outcomes affect game outcomes.

A thank you would be nice ;)



Something about the renaming of roses.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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January 4th, 2021 at 12:10:40 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Something about the renaming of roses.



Every rose has its thornes?
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Joeman
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January 4th, 2021 at 1:10:53 PM permalink
Luck is simply variance taken personally.
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michaelwilson
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January 27th, 2021 at 3:20:00 AM permalink
Actually, I do.I can easily say that I'm a lucky person(at least that I have an opportunity to be healthy and to type this message from my PC).It's not a mistake to believe in luck but it's a huge mistake to always hope at luck.And you should always remember that the luckiest one is the strongest one :D
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July 23rd, 2021 at 4:13:11 AM permalink
Of course I believe I found a clover leaf yesterday

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