Bad luck. What is there to say about it?
I’ve heard people say, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all!”
Well, no, that cliche doesn’t hold water. If you’ve lived long enough to be capable of saying something that complex in nature, you must have had few decent days when lions weren’t threatening to eat you or you weren’t half hanging out of a flaming dirigible while Bosch pilots in old timely bi-planes were shooting at you with modified Browning machine guns.
So, bad luck. Hmmn. Is luck even the issue here? If some bad-ass blue bastard wig wearing Ao Oni is chasing you down and you ended up in the house in the first place just because you were placating some idiot school acquaintance, then yeah, I guess you could say that was bad luck. But, more bad judgement really.
Anyway, my point is, is that luck can only really be determined after the fact, right? I suppose that, looking back, it is really pretty easy to see real bad luck, like being the first unlucky soul to drive off a bridge that’s gone out right after it’s happened. That’s no joke. It’s tragic, and it’s sad, and, yes, it is bad luck.
So, here is the thing. Don’t trivialize bad luck. And don’t take good luck for granted. No one knows what the future holds, and we all work within the constraints of that reality. So, make the most of your opportunities, and don’t get too down about bad luck.
In the long run, things like luck tend to even out — especially if you choose to look at the positive side of things.
So, go out and grab life by the ‘shorties’ and make the most of it.
And, if you do run into an Ao Oni, remember to run like hell, zig when he zags, and find a cabinet to hide in. Also, make sure you hear the door both open and close before coming out.
Good luck to you!