Don’t wait for Good Luck – make it happenHere is the scoop, the inside story of Good Luck Customs and superstitions. The information has been obtained from many varied sources and it’s accuracy is not guaranteed. We have done our best to verify the sources of the information as best we can.
If you spot errors or discrepancies please bring them to our attention and we will research it further.
Also some information is so old and from original sources unknown or customs nowadays may not follow the original customs or any custom for any particular good luck belief. Various countries and even parts of the same country may also have either opposite views about a particular good luck custom or no custom at all regarding the supposed good luck belief.
A Few Luck Sayings
- “You know what luck is? Luck is believing you’re lucky…to hold front position in this rat-race you’ve got to believe you’re lucky.” – Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar named desire
- “Luck never gives; it only lends.” ~ Proverb.
- “Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.” ~ German Proverb.
- “When God throws the dice are loaded.” ~ Greek Proverb.
- “No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck” ~ German proverb.
- “Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish.” ~ Ovid.
All this makes it difficult to present a scholarly treatise like we hoped to. Because in our research we discovered that much information about good luck, bad luck, or luck itself is heavily entwined with superstitions we have included lots of information about superstitions. Often superstition and luck cannot be separated.
Not only that in our research we discovered that a large part of the world believes in karma and may or may not believe in luck since karma is in their belief system. So with that discovery we have included articles on karma. However karma seems to be tied into religion and we have tried to stay away from religious thought. In the section on India, however, we do touch on some religious practices there. But note there are several important religions in India and we have only received information about the major religion at this time.
We do, however, hope you enjoy everything we have complied regarding good Luck and we Wish Good Luck to you.
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Since luck seems to be so elusive and each person can have a different opinion about luck and what’s good or bad luck there are lots of questions about it. We have taken some of the questions about good luck and show them below. The questions and answers are from Yahoo Answers and are questions from people of all walks of life.
Questions and Anwsers about luck
What do you do at the start of a new month to bring good luck?
Something stereotypical. I have said white rabbits as soon as I wake up on the first of every month for about 6-7 years now. What about you?
Unfortunately I don’t know the origin lol but again, it was a teacher that told me about white rabbits 🙂
Lol I was thinking of an old war song that my grandparents told me about, run rabbit run rabbit run run run’ I was thinking that could have been something of the origin. lol my mother has a rabbits foot on a metal base for luck, hidden away as it is gross 🙂
Suzi Q answers:
Ha! My 9th grade Latin teacher told us to jump out of bed on one foot and hop around in a circle chanting “rabbit rabbit”
I wonder the origin of the rabbit thing. Do you know?
EDIT: I looked it up. According to Wiki, the origin is as follows:
“The exact origin of the superstition is unknown, though it has appeared in print at least as early as 1954 in Bromley, Kent, England, where it is most commonly said to have originated, though some reports place its origins even earlier, into the 1800s. Today it has spread to most of the English-speaking countries of the world, although like all folklore, determining its exact area of distribution is difficult. This superstition is related to the broader belief in the rabbit or hare being a “lucky” animal, as exhibited in the practice of carrying a rabbit’s foot for luck. Some have also believed it is representing a jumping into the future and moving ahead with life and happiness.”
What does this quote mean? if you dont know me then good luck….. im pretty tired of explaining myself?
What does that quote mean?? I dont get it! XD
Suzi Q answers:
It is saying that someone is exasperated at people saying they are what they’re not and have to explain who they really are
Does anyone have any neat sayings about picking up pennies and luck?
Suzi Q answers:
Lucky Irish Penny Sayings
“Penny, penny, bring me luck. Because I’m the one who picked you up.”
“See a penny pick it up
All day long you’ll have good luck
Pass it on to a friend
Then your luck will never end”
“This is my lucky penny
One I’d like to give to you
It will not only bring you luck,
but help to see you through,
those times when you feel stuck,
or just a little blue.
Whenever you feel you’re in a situation,
where you just can’t win,
pull out this Lucky Penny,
and make a simple wish.
With this Lucky Penny in the palm of your hand,
you will not only have good fortune,
You will have, a simple friend.”
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These few questions give you a little idea of what people want to know or do as far as luck is involved. Check the site for lots more of these questions and answers to all sorts of questions about luck and superstitions.
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