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The Luck Factor: Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them by Max Gunther

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Chapter 1: The Blessed and the Cursed

Some people are luckier than others. That is a statement with which few would argue. But the statement is like thin soup eaten before a meal. By itself it doesn't satisfy. More must follow, and that is when the arguments begin.

Why are some people luckier than others? This is a question of enormous size, for it probes into people's fundamental beliefs about themselves, their lives, and their destinies. There is no agreement on this question, never has been, perhaps never will be. Some think they know the reasons for good and bad luck. Others agree that reasons may exist but doubt they can be known. Still others doubt that there are any reasons at all.

And so the debate begins.

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