Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.
My Great Aunt Erna had an uncanny ability to find four-leaf-clovers. It was the strangest thing. The whole family would be at a park or an outdoor concert and she would look around where she was sitting and find one or more. The rest of us rarely found one. Many believe they bring good luck to the finder. I’m not sure that was the case with my Great Aunt.
In honor of her and tomorrow’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some quotes about luck. Think about these questions as you read them:
- Do you agree with one more than another? Why or why not?
- How might you convince someone that the ones you disagree with are not true?
“Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.” ~Larry King
“Everything in life is luck.” ~Donald Trump
“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it.” ~Author Unknown
“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m actually sad that St. Patrick’s Day is associated with luck. I doubt that St. Patrick believed in it much. He’s the one credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. One of the legends associated with him is that he used the three leaves of the native Irish clover, the shamrock, to teach about the Holy Trinity of God, the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.