5 thoughts on “Bad Luck Comes In 3’s?

  1. Isn’t everything “shared” in a functional relationship? And if “a problem shared is a problem halved” does it follow that bad luck will come in 1.5’s?

    Something else to think about.

    TC!

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    1. Okay, so I just knew someone would come up with some sort of spin off on that. Goodly done, Enigmatick! I’m thinking about that.
      Next question, does it matter the quality of relationship? I mean, does it logically follow that in a good relationship the bad would be coming in 1.5’s and in a bad relationship it would be in 6’s? Six, is after all, not an especially lucky number I’m told. Or…and here’s yet another thing to think about…is it all completely random thus actually deserving the moniker “luck” when referring to such phenomena?

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  2. If we follow the logic the function or dysfunction of the relationship is irrelevant. That the problem was shared, according to the saying, is enough to ensure that it’s halved. I would suggest however that things are shared less in a dysfunctional relationship.

    As for the luck or otherwise associated with the number 6, I offer the following:

    Chinese Numerology – The number 6 (六, Pinyin: liù) in Mandarin is pronounced the same as “sleek” (澑, Pinyin: liù) and “fluid” (流, Pinyin: liú) and is therefore considered good for business. The number 6 also represents happiness. In Cantonese, this number is a homophone for blessings (祿 Lok)~ Wikipedia

    Starlight Numerology the “lifepath #6” – … people including strangers, family and friends, turn to the six for help and answers to their problems which the 6 can handle quite well. At times the 6 will feel he/she has more than his/her fair share of responsibilities but learning this lesson of giving of the resources of self means the 6 must accept and deal with it in a cheerful manner, being careful that no one takes undue advantage of his good nature. ~ Starlight

    Both sound pretty positive to me.

    An impirical definition of luck – That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one’s interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance. ~ dictionary.net

    If we consider this to be the accepted definition then the most relevant word is “chance”. Ergo random.

    In my personal opinion the harder one works the luckier one gets.

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    1. More to think about, for certain, but I still have more questions…
      First of I totally concur when you state:

      If we follow the logic the function or dysfunction of the relationship is irrelevant. That the problem was shared, according to the saying, is enough to ensure that it’s halved. I would suggest however that things are shared less in a dysfunctional relationship.

      The questions begin here:
      Does it logically follow that because something sounds like a certain word it has the same meaning? Hmmm, the word “hair” sounding like “hare” comes to mind…or “bear” and “bare”. True, that is English and not Mandarin but just because a word is pronounced a certain way does that automatically imply meaning? As for Starlight Numerology, I’ve never even heard of that so I can’t speak to it. Yes, they both sound positive, though I’m not certain that necessarily ends the discussion. What I think more likely ends the discussion and throws the jury in your favor on this one is the fact that I have no basis, at least no conclusive or quantifiable one, upon which to base my thinking that 6 is an unlucky number. It comes from a sense I have based on much information over the years taken in, and possibly out of context. Too many spooky shows and the like, I suppose. So, I can’t even refute your comment, not that I would necessarily desire that, but speaking intellingently in response would be nice, I think.

      I agree with your comment, “In my personal opinion the harder one works the luckier one gets”. It just brings to mind so much personal relevance for me, right now because that statement is currently contrary to my own experience in so many ways. I worked pretty hard on something, got nowhere, and am I guess, as they say “SOL”.

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