No! It is accident, not luck!

Social scientists nowadays characterize the unexplained as “luck”. It is believed that luck determines a significant portion of what we have.

Yet, for a moment today, I realize that “accident” might be an even better word than “luck”. It is through millions of “accidents” that we stand as who we are today. The dividing line is that, “accidents” can accumulate, one after another, yielding positive feedback – but the word “luck” sounds more like uncorrelated shocks.

In a stochastic sense, life is more of a “random walk” than being stationary.

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