Deciding what is luck and what isn’t becomes very subjective, but your article prompted me to think about something else. Shouldn’t we be cheering for others when they accomplish something, whether through luck, natural ability, hard work or a convergence of all those circumstances without becoming judge and jury as to whether they deserved it?
To cheer and reward another person is a sign of gratitude with our own lives and accomplishment. It’s also a sign that we are generous people, able to commend and support others without the all too human responses of envy and resentment.
I think to celebrate other’s achievements and good fortune is a sign that we’ve transended the selfish instincts that leave us always wallowing in our own dissatisfactions and blaming it on bad luck.