How lucky can you get? Can you make your own luck? Do some people have all the luck, or is it just chance? ABC News tackles luck — who has it, who doesn’t, how you can get it.
LUCK: Pure luck, beginner’s luck, dumb luck… it happens every day, but have we changed the way we feel about luck? Once calling someone lucky was a compliment; now it can sound like a put-down. When was the last time a successful person called himself lucky?
BEING LUCKY: Some people seem to have all the luck. Always in the right place at the right time, they get all the breaks. Are they fated to be blessed by good fortune, or is it blind chance? What makes a person lucky? One prominent psychologist tells ABC News that good luck in life is no accident.
UNLUCKY TO LUCKY: From a very young age, 17-year-old Jessica Forsyth seemed to be a magnet for bad luck – she broke her collarbone not once but twice, and had many other injuries. But some of this bad luck may have turned out to be a blessing. Doctors say that a metal plate which repaired one of the collarbone fractures probably saved Jessica’s life when she defied the odds and survived after being shot multiple times at close range by her ex-boyfriend.
LUCKY IN LOVE: Actor and author Marilu Henner speaks candidly about being lucky in love and the importance of optimism and timing.
LUCKY CHARMS: Elizabeth Vargas reports on the theory that people cling to superstitions and good luck charms because it makes them feel like they have some control over the uncontrollable. Vargas also speaks to actor Liev Schreiber about theatre superstitions, and to successful businessman Peter Arnell, who relies on his lucky charms to close big deals. Airdate: 6/15/2007