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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday the 13th » Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th - the unluckiest day on the calendar. The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). But whatever is the history or origin of this crap, I still believe that lucky are those who don’t believe in luck.

By the way, I want to share here a nice Zen story about good luck and bad luck:
An old man and his son worked a small farm, with only one horse to pull the plow. One day, the horse ran away.

"How terrible," sympathized the neighbors. "What bad luck."

"Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?" the farmer replied.

A week later, the horse returned from the mountains, leading five wild mares into the barn.

"What a wonderful luck!" said the neighbors.

"Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?” answered the old man.

The next day, the son, trying to tame one of the horses, fell and broke his leg.

"How terrible. What bad luck!"

"Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"

Then the army came to all the farms to take all the young men for war, but the farmer's son was of no use to them because of his broken legs, so he was spared.

"Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"

It is really amazing how the world spins, eh?

So, what do you think will happen to you on Friday the 13th?
Got a good luck feeling? Bad luck? Who knows?"

Any personal belief about good luck? Please share it on the comments section.

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Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

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