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Fear and doubt are poisonous to the creation of good luck

Everyone realizes there are two kinds of luck: good and bad. The ancient Greeks had a lovely way of personifying the duality of luck with a two entity system of Tykhe and Nemesis. Tykhe representing the better side of luck and Nemesis, who was her counterbalance, the side of retribution, often as punishment for hubris. We often welcome the work of Tykhe, but do not appreciate it when Nemesis raises her head. It acknowledges the balance in the universe and the way that things do not only swing in one direction. The ancient Greeks had a very intricate and poetic way of conceptualizing the invisible world. However, the thing I do not like about this particular pair of characters for viewing luck, is it removes all human agency from the equation. It sees luck as something that is done to you not as something that you can also generate for yourself. Even things that se