Thursday, 1 January 2009
A woman (attached to the white sneaks) encouraged me to give her some money. In return I would be allowed to let a bird free, earning me luck*.
I wondered, out of the three parties, who would gain the most luck were I to pay the money and free a bird?
I figured the luck would be distributed thus:
1. 100% to the bird, who escapes captivity, naturally comes out on top.
2. 10% to the woman. She can buy some new sneaks, and has a good laugh at the morons who pay for them.
3. -10% to me. I'm poorer, the bird will probably shit on me, and there's one more sucker in the world who's easily parted with money at the first opportunity to buy what must be earned.
Luck is created through hard work, understanding of the world's workings, enthusiasm and imagination. Anyone who thinks you can buy it is a fool!
*Probably karma points actually, but 'luck' may appeal to a wider audience.
Posted by BR at 18:55