"The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck." -Hector Berlioz, composer (1803-1869).
Ah - this is a topic that has raised many a conversation! If we dismiss the 'hard work = luck' view point right from the start and look at the role 'luck' has played in our lives, I find there are people who seem to attract bad luck or attract good luck or 'have a talent for luck', as this 19th century composer noted. So, my question is, can this talent be cultivated, nurtured; is it a matter of positive thoughts and actions; is it simply grace or blessings? Are there periods in our life when we're more lucky than not? I, for one, have been lucky in family and friends and downright unlucky in love and money. There are many phrases that surround this four letter word (lucky in love, down on one's luck, the luck of the Irish, etc). A 'talent for luck'...a thought worth pondering. Good luck! - Beth Almond Ford