Luck is all in your mind

Philosophy as a Way of Life
6 min readSep 23, 2019
[What are the chances of getting hit by an atomic bomb, and survive?]

The ancient Stoics wrote quite a bit about luck, or Fortuna (from the name of the goddess that personified it), particularly Seneca. To begin with, we should not trust luck:

“No man has ever been so far advanced by Fortune that she did not threaten him as greatly as she had previously indulged him. Do not trust her seeming calm

Philosophy as a Way of Life

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