leonie, on Sep 23 2008, 04:41 PM, said:
I think Caverat that your right but I also think someones state of mind can effect your 'luck'. For example, you go into an exam without your lucky charm, you think your going to fail, your nervous and already low about 'failing', which heightens the likeliness of you doing bad in the exam. Whereas, you have your lucky charm with you, you feel confident in your abilities and are able to concentrate more.
I think lucky charms are more about comfort factors than luck. Anything can be lucky, I have a 'lucky' rabbit which I found down the back of my waderobe when I redecorated my room the other year, we put the first waderobe in there and none of my family or me have any recolection of seeing it before, so I keep it close at hand now as it comforts me for some reason, unbeknown to me.
I won't argue the fact that a person's state of mind will affect the outcome in those types of situations where the person has some input. You may do better on an exam if you have a positive outlook. That has been proven by research.
But to attribute any power to some inanimate object is irrelevent. If you take the chances of a random event happening it will be the same whether you carry a good luck charm or not. In other words, in both cases, the chances of you being hit by a splat of pigeon doodoo while walking down the street is exactly the same.