What Luck!

How often do we bemoan the fact that someone else got something we didn’t? A better price for airfare, a prettier spouse, and cheaper phone service; whatever it is, we usually say the same thing- “It’s just not fair!” But what are we really complaining about here?

Do we actually believe that some random factor just happened to allow things to work out for this person? Do we ignore the rest of the information they give us about going to five different websites looking for tickets or the trials and tribulations of their courtship? Of course not. What we’re really saying is that it’s unfair that they put in all that effort and got good results. We put in effort, maybe even an equal share and we don’t, or don’t feel we, get the same amount of reward.

This is just the way things go when you work to Discover; sometimes you get what you’ve been trying for and sometimes you don’t. But you certainly won’t get anything if you stop looking.

Originally posted on Feb. 26th, 2010

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One Response to “What Luck!”

  1. Arby says:

    Just got back from a weekend in Atlantic City. I agree that effort and discovery make for better results. Not sure that your discovery concept would have applied to my odds of winning at the blackjack table.

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