The Postscript: Lucky
Last updated 12/8/2021 at 11:50am
“It’s not about luck,” my friend Andrew insists, “it’s about gratitude.”
Andrew is not some sort of New Age guide, in case you were wondering. He is a slightly curmudgeonly tax preparer and not given to feel-good platitudes.
He was refuting what I had said, which was that luck has played a significant role in my life. When good things happen to me, I don’t believe it’s only because I worked hard.
“Lots of people work hard,” I told Andrew. “Not everyone had the head start I did.”
By “head start,” I am usually referring to my mom and dad, who were the equivale...